A Lagos High Court being in Igbosere, the other day, bought a surety, Nurudeen Ekundayo, to appear on June 24 to discuss why he stopped working to produce a British guy, Syed Kamran, dealing with N103 million scams charge.
Ekundayo is dealing with a count charge to justify why his bail bond need to not be surrendered due to the fact that of his failure to produce Kamran who he stood surety for.
At the resumed hearing, Justice Modupe Nicol-Clay restored her Jan. 21 order for the accused to either produce Kamran, surrender his bail bond or be all set to serve a prison term.
The judge cautioned Ekundayo, who was missing in court on supposed account of ill-health, that unless he appeared in court face to face at the next sitting, a bench warrant would be provided versus him.
The caution followed an application for a bench warrant made by Lagos State counsel, Ms Bisayo Apata.
Ekundayo’s counsel, Mrs O. Adeniyi, nevertheless, opposed the application and advocated more time, stating that the surety was seriously ill.
She tendered a medical report from a basic healthcare facility on his customer’s behalf.
However the judge declined the application.
In a bench judgment, Justice Nicol-Clay held: “He has 3 choices: produce the accused, surrender his bail bond or be all set to serve his time.
” The medical report states he is hypertensive. That should not stop him from appearing.”.
She adjourned hearing up until June 24, for hearing.
It was collected that Kamran was very first arraigned at some point in 2015, at a Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, for apparently defrauding 11 Nigerians to the tune of N120 million.
Kamran was re-arraigned prior to Justice Nicol-Clay in 2016 on a two-count charge of conspiracy and acquiring the amount of N103 million by false pretense from a standard ruler in Imo State, Chuks Ubochi.
The district attorney stated the accused devoted the supposed scams through “an intricate diesel Regional Order (LPO) fraud.”.
Kamran pleaded innocent, following which he was approved bail.
According to the Lagos State district attorney, not long after Kamran satisfied his bail bond, he missed out on court dates, triggering the judge to summon Ekundayo to justify.
At the last adjourned date, January 21, the prosecution counsel informed the court that Kamran had actually leapt bail.
The district attorney informed the court that Kamran was thought to have actually run away abroad.
The district attorney mentioned this following the surety (Ekundayo’s) failure to produce the Briton for trial