The son escaped after he was granted bail.
The case of a 70-year-old man, Makinde Olajire, charged for perversion of justice in an Ibadan Chief Magistrate’s Court was on Thursday adjourned for hearing.
Chief Magistrate Olaide Amzat adjourned the case to June 18 for hearing when the prosecutor, Aliu Samad, informed the court that witnesses were not in court.
Mr. Samad, a police inspector, had earlier told the court that the defendant, and others at large, stood surety for his son, Kola, who was now on the run.
The prosecutor said that the defendant stood as surety on September 30, 2011, at the court.
He added that the defendant failed to produce the suspect as promised, thus obstructing and preventing justice from being done.
This, he said, contravened section 126 (1) of the Criminal Code.
The prosecutor said that the suspect, who was on the run, was arraigned for forgery and stealing.
“He forged an invoice belonging to Bentley Energy Nigeria Limited at Ayetule Extension on July 19, 2011, to steal the sum of N4,612,740, property of Stanley Adedeji,’’ said Mr. Samad.
Mr. Olajire had earlier pleaded not guilty to the charge and was granted bail.
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