By Lukman Olabiyi
A 50-year-old man, Oluwadamilola Arigbede who stood as surety for his mother, Oluwaremilekun Arigbede arrested by the police, has been docked before the Lagos State Magistrates’ Court, Ikeja, on a one-count change.
Oluwadamilola was arraigned by the police before the court over his alleged failure to make his mother, Oluwaremilekun available for prosecution in a case of stealing, forgery, and conspiracy leveled against her.
The one – count charge preferred against the defendants by the police read: “That you Oluwadamilola Arigbede ‘rn’ on the 18 of March 2021, at about 1530hrs at CP Monitoring Unit, Lagos State Police Command. lkeja – Lagos, in the Lagos magisterial district did voluntarily stand surety to one Arigbede Oluwaremilekun who was involved in a case of conspiracy, forgery and stealing. That you voluntarily undertook in the bond to produce her from time to time pending the case against her is finally disposed off or charged to court but you failed to produce the said suspect as required, you should therefore show cause why you should not forfeit Seventy Five Million Naira (N75,000,000.00) which you undertook to pay should you fail to produce the said suspects in line with section 97(1) of the criminal law of Lagos Stale 2015”.
The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge and he was granted bail.
The court has fixed August 30, for commencement of trial.