Woman who allegedly shielded son from justice gets N50,000 bail



A Surulere Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, on Monday granted bail to a 35-year-old woman, Ramata Adediji, in the sum of N50,000 for allegedly shielding the course of justice.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs M.I Dan-Oni, who granted the bail ordered the accused to produce one surety in like sum.

Dan-Oni said the surety should provide evidence of tax payments and address should be verified.

Adediji whose address was not provided pleaded not guilty to a charge of shielding cause of justice.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Gabriel Ekundayo, had told the court that the accused committed the offence at Ojuelegba on Oct. 26, 2015.

Ekundayo said the accused, stood as surety for his son, Isiaka Adediji, who allegedly stole property worth N180,000 and was granted bail, had refused to produce his son in court.‎‎

He noted that the offence contravened Section 97(3) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
The case was adjourned till April 6 for mention.

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