Judiciary

Court Orders Arrest of Landlord for Contempt

An Ibadan Chief Magistrate Court Iyaganku has ordered the arrest of a landlord Mr Oyatokun of Abese Compound, Akuro Ashaka Foko, Oke Ado Ibadan for failing to appear in court.

The suspect, who was charged to court by Director of Environmental Health Services, Ibadan Southwest Local Government Area of Oyo State, was facing four counts charge bothering on failure to provide toilet, failure to provide register with government waste contractor, and failure to maintain clean environment.

Prosecutor, a chief sanitarian at the Local Government Environmental Health Services, Mr Olugbenga Ajayi, told the court that the suspect was duly served with court summon to appear, but the suspect failed to appear. 

Mr Ajayi said the action of the suspect was capable of causing pandemic in the area and the state at large. 

Ruling on the request of the prosecutor, the Magistrate, Mr Olaide Hamzat ordered that Mr Oyatokun be arrested and be brought to court on Thursday to face the charge.

Sunday Ogunyemi

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