For failing to produce a suspect he stood for as surety, a 29-year old man has been remanded in prison custody.

The accused, Ifeanyi Chukwu, was remanded in prison custody after he was charged before the Ejigbo Magistrate’s Court and he failed to meet up with the bail conditions.

Ifeanyi’s ordeal started when he went to the Ejigbo Police Station and signed as a surety for Prince Emmanuel Ojobi, alleged to have been involved in N500,000 fraud.

Prince Ojobi who is now at large was alleged to have obtained the money under false pretence from another person simply identified as Ken. He was arrested and Ifeanyi went to the station and asked the police to release him.

He also promised to produce him any time the police demanded for him.

When the police demanded for Prince from the defendant, he could not produce him nor provide the money that was involved.

The police arrested him and charged him to court under Section 137 of the Criminal Code, Cap.31, Vol. 2, Laws of the Federation, 1994.

He pleaded not guilty to the charge and Magistrate M. B. Folami granted him bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties.

The matter has been adjourned till 17 November, 2010 for hearing.

—Cyriacus Izuekwe

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