An Osogbo Chief Magistrates’ Court in Osun State, South-West Nigeria, on Monday, ordered the remand of Alawode Ridwan, 22, popularly called “Rado” at the Ilesa Correctional Centre of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) over alleged disobedience to court supremacy.
NAN reported that Ridwan pleaded not guilty to a count charge of contempt against him.
The Magistrate, Dr. Olusegun Ayilara, had ordered the remand of the defendant due to the magnitude of the alleged offence committed.
Ayilara adjourned the case until to February 27, 2023, for hearing.
Police prosecutor, Inspector Kayode Adeoye, told the court that the defendant committed the alleged offence sometime between the months of July 22, 2022, and January 27, 2023, for not appearing in court for his case.
Adeoye said that several attempts to arrest the defendant proved abortive; not until he was tracked by the Intelligence Unit of the Osun State Police Command and brought to the court.
He said the offence contravened sections 133 (9) of the criminal code cap 34 vol. 11, laws of Osun, 2002.
The defendant had no legal representation when his case was called by the court clerk.
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