Judiciary

Community Service: Convicted Landlord Cuts Grasses in Court Premises

A landlord at Abese Compound, Akuro Community, Oke-Ado Area of Ibadan, Tajudeen Oyatokun has commenced a nineteen working-days community service within the premises of Customary Court, Iyaganku, Ibadan, cutting grasses.

This is due to his inability to pay fine of forty five thousand Naira, as punishment for his failure to provide toilet in his house. 

Oyatokun was charged to court by the director of the Environmental Health Services Department of Ibadan Southwest Local Government for failure to provide sanitary convenience, thereby exposing the area to possible outbreak of cholera and other diseases.

 The Environmental Health Officer, Mr. Olugbenga Ajayi, who prosecuted the convict, had told the court that the man also failed to yield to warnings officers gave him to tidy up his compound 

The convict, who refused to appear in court last week when he was supposed to be arraigned, was also accused of failure to provide waste bin within his compound.

The convict pleaded guilty to the four-count charges levelled against him

 The Magistrate, Mrs Titilayo Oyekanmi subsequently sentenced Tajudeen Oyatokun to nineteen working-days community service within the court premises with fine option of forty five thousand naira. 

Sunday Ogunyemi

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