Suspect To Get 14-Day Prison Experience Before Trial Ends
Akeem Oladokun is a suspect but now he is to have a feel of what the prison is like before his trial begins.
Oladokun, 35, has been handed a 14-day jail term by an Osogbo Chief Magistrates’ Court in Osun for contempt of court.
Prosecutor Rasak Olaiwola told the court that the convict failed to show up in court to answer to a theft charge.
Olaiwola said the convict, who resides at Okefia near Osogbo Chief Magistrate Court, committed the offence on June 2.
According to him, the accused failed to respond to invitations to appear in his case tagged: MOS/78c/2015, which involved theft.
The offence contravened Section 133(9) of the Criminal Code, Cap 34, Vol. 11, Laws of Osun, 2003.
Oladokun pleaded guilty to the one-count charge of contempt of court.
His counsel, Mr Najite Okobie, then requested that the Magistrate should temper justice with mercy in sentencing the convict.
After listening to the lawyer’s plea, the Magistrate, Mrs Mary Awodele, ordered the convict to be kept in prison due to the magnitude of the offence or pay 2,000 Naira fine as option.