13th April, 2011
The Alimosho Customary Court sitting in Alimosho has discharged an alleged noise maker and warned her not to make noise in court again.
The accused, Mrs. Latifat Oyeladun was dragged before the court on 11 April for shouting during a court session. She was slammed with contempt of court, an offence the prosecutor said is punishable under Section 133 of the Criminal Code, Cap.C.9, Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria, 1994.
Mrs. Oyeladun was accused of shouting and fighting her husband inside the premises of the court while the court was still in session. She pleaded guilty.
A retired Assistant Commissioner of Police from Force CID who is also the chairman of Aparadije Community Development Association, Ogun State, Johnson Ehiola pleaded with the court to temper justice with mercy by considering the five young children that are presently living with the accused.
He added that he and other members of the community were aware the accused was not in good terms with her husband
The president of the court heeded the plea and discharged the accused.