Surety docked as accused person flees

A 52-year-old woman, Elizabeth Ayanyemi has been arraigned before an Ebute Meta court last Wednesday for allegedly making attempt to pervert the course of justice.

The suspect had reportedly perverted the cause of justice by aiding the escape of one Tajudeen Ayanyemi.

Ayanyemi was said to have stood as a surety for one Adewale Adegbite who was reportedly involved in a case of obtaining and fraudulent conversion.

Elizabeth reportedly undertook to produce the said Tajudeen to the police at the State Department of Criminal Investigation (SDCI), Yaba.

She was also accused of taking on bail, Tajudeen, who stood surety to Adewale Adegbite Ojo.

Our correspondent gathered that the defendant promised to produce him at the state criminal department, Yaba Lagos on May 2nd and any other date as his presence may be required by the police until the case against him is finally disposed off or forfeited.

The suspect reportedly failed to pay the sum of N2, 415,740 to the Lagos State government as the undertaking. The defendant, however, was accused of breaching the undertaking and having failed to produce the suspect, Tajudeen.

The case was adjourned till September 22, 2016.