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JUST IN……..Contempt: Court orders arrest of Osun monarch, secretary



courts-landingBy Salihu A. Modibbo
An Osogbo Chief Magistrates’ Court in Osun on Monday issued a bench warrant against a traditional ruler and his secretary for alleged contempt.
The accused and the Olokini of Okini, Oba Okanola Akadiri, and
his secretary, Suleiman Rasaki, are facing an eight-count
charge of conspiracy, forcibly entry, threat to life and assault.
The Magistrate, Mr Olusola Aluko, ordered the arrest of the
accused for their alleged failure to honour an earlier order of
the court for them to appear before it in a suit.
The Prosecutor, Mr Ogunleye Muyiwa, had told the court that
the accused committed the offence on Dec. 2, 2012, at about
3:00 p.m. at Awoniyi st., Ilobu, Okini.
Muyiwa alleged that the accused conspired together and
forcefully trespassed on a piece of land belonging to one
Rasheed Awoniyi.
He alleged that the accused deployed thugs to attack the
bricklayers working on the plot of land.
The offences, he said, contravened Sections 516, 517, 86,81,
249(d), 8.,451, and 390 of the Criminal Code, Cap 34, Vol.
11, Laws of Osun, 2003.
At the resumed hearing on Monday, the prosecutor applied
for the issuance of a warrant following the failure of the
accused to appear in court with no reasonable excuse.
The magistrate consequently ordered the police to produce the
accused on April 7, the next adjourned date.

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