A man identified as Frederick Akinboboye, has been ordered by an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court on Thursday to pay the sum of #500,000 for failing to present his 15 year old son in court to face trail for alleged rape of a minor.
The Prosecutor, ASP Ezekiel Ayorinde, told the court that the accused committed the offence in November at Ojokoro Police Station, Lagos.
Ayorinde in his statement claimed that the accused conspired with his son to obstruct and prevent the course of justice.
“The accused stood as a surety for his son, who was arrested for allegedly defiling a minor and impregnating her.
“His son was then released to the accused, who promised to produce him on November 26 and other subsequent dates till the case is finally disposed of.
“But the accused failed to produce his son to the Police on November 26 as promised,” the prosecutor said.
The offence, he added, contravened the provisions of sections 97 (1) and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
Akinboboye, who resides at Ojokoro, Lagos, entered a ‘not-guilty’ plea to the conspiracy and perversion of justice charges leveled against him.
The magistrate, Mrs. B.O. Osunsanmi, ordered Akinboboye to produce two sureties as part of his bail conditions.
She ordered that the sureties must be gainfully employed and show evidences of two-year’ tax payment to the Lagos State Government. The case was subsequently adjourned until January 8, 2019 for hearing.