A court in the Oshodi Magisterial Division of Lagos State presided over by Mrs. Osho Adebiyi has granted bail to Akeem Odunlami, who has been in detention for eight days.
Odunlami drew the ire of the court for allegedly conspiring with an accused, one Mr. Ajani Odunlami, who happened to be his relation, to pervert justice by allowing the accused to escape and would not come to court.
The accused was arraigned in a case of fatal motor accident on charge No MIK/P/90/10 and thereby, committed an offense punishable under Section 97(1) of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria 2011.
It was revealed that the accused, Mr. Ajani Odunlami, refused to appear in court on June 30 2011, November 16, 2011, February 13, 2012, March 19, 2012 and May 23, 2012 as a result of which the court decided to detain the surety, Akeem Odunlami.
The defence counsel, Lekan Lawal, prayed the court to grant the surety bail because he is well-known person to him and promised to produce him anytime.
Following an undertaking by the counsel, the court granted bail to Akeem Odunlami even as the presiding judge, Mrs. Osho Adebiyi adjourned the matter to August 8, 2012.