One AbdulWahab Adebayo has been sentenced to two weeks in jail by a high court in Ilorin, Kwara state, for receiving phone calls during court proceedings.
Reports says Justice Sikiru Oyinloye found Adebayo guilty of disturbing the court proceedings with his phone conversations.
Justice Oyinloye said “the convict distracted the court and when he was summoned by the police officer attached to the court, he refused” . He said
He also disclosed that when corrected, the convict refused to stop disturbing the court until another policeman dragged him out of the court room.
He said the accomplice exhibited a rude attitude in court, as he shouted and claimed to be innocent.
“The court premises is not a commercial phone call center where anybody can receive or make calls as they wish.
“People commit contempt of court with negligence. Ignorance of the law is an offense. I hereby sentence you to two weeks imprisonment without an option of fine,” the judge ruled.
Responding, Adebayo pleaded for mercy nothing that he wanted to collect money form his brother, for his sick mother but could not meet him before getting to the court premises.
He said he made the call in the court room out of ‘frustration’.
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