An Akure Chief Magistrate Court has ordered for the arrest of an All Progressives Congress chieftain in Ondo State, Mr.  Ademola Ariyo, for allegedly failing to produce an accused person he stood surety for before the court.

Ariyo had stood as a surety for one Bimbo Akinsehinwa who is standing trial for involving in fraudulent practices.

Apart from Akinsehinwa, other persons standing trial for the same offence include: Aderonke Gbadamosi, Akinsira Usiola, Kofoworola James and Ganiyat Itunu.

All the accused persons pleaded not guilty to the charge when it was read to them. They were however released on bail during their arraignment while Ariyo stood surety for Akinsehinwa.

Akinsehinwa and his surety had allegedly not been showing up at the court to defend the allegations preferred against him.

Ariyo and the accused person were also alleged to have absconded as they were always not in the court for unknown reason.

In his ruling, the presiding Magistrate, Mr. Ayodeji Akinsanya, said “Bimbo Akinsehinwa has jumped bail and the court has issued a bench warrant for his arrest together with one Captain Ademola Ariyo (rtd) who stood as his surety whom were both at large.”

He declared Ariyo wanted for standing surety for the accused person and for his absence from court sittings. He ordered the court police to paste his picture in front of his house and the court premises.

The accused persons who were brought before the court by the police in 2016 were facing eight-count which include: felony, obtaining money by false, fraud, forging a deed of transfer of land document, stealing and given false testimony in an affidavit singed by them.

In the charge sheet, the accused person allegedly committed the offence at Valentino area of Ondo town, Ondo State.

The offence committed was said to be contrary to and punishable under sections 516(1), 419, 390(9), 467, 484, 171 and 125A(a) of the Criminal Code Cap 37 Vol.1 Laws of Ondo State of Nigeria 2006.

The magistrate thereafter adjourned the case till February 21, 2017 for continuation of  the trial.


February 07, 2017


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