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Man Bags Two Weeks ‎Imprisonment For Making Phone Call In Court

By Joe Adedeji, Ilorin
A man, Abdulwahab Adebayo has been sentenced to two weeks imprisonment by an Ilorin High Court in Ilorin for making a phone call in the courtroom.
The man who perhaps unaware of the implication of his action was making the call right in the court room even when the court was in session.
The Presiding Judge, Justice Sikiru Oyinloye, who was irked by the conduct of Adebayo found him guilty of disturbing the court proceedings with his phone conversations.
The Judge said the convict distracted the court and even the effrontery to disregard the court police orderly who was sent to caution him.
“The convict refused to stop disturbing the court until another policeman dragged him off the court. He also exhibited a rude attitude in court when he shouted claiming to be innocent.
“The court premises is not a commercial call centre where anybody can receive or make calls as they wish.
”People commit contempt of court with negligence. Ignorance of the law is an offence, I hereby sentence you to two weeks imprisonment, without an option of fine,” Oyinloye ruled.
Pleading for mercy however, Adebayo said: “I wanted to collect money for my sick mother from my brother and could not meet him before getting to court premises, I had to make the call out of frustration.”

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