Man who made calls in court jailed for two weeks

Justice Sikiru Oyinloye of a Kwara High Court in Ilorin has jailed  a man, Abdulwahab Adebayo, to two weeks in a correctional facility for receiving phone calls during court proceedings.

Abdulwahab was in the_court for a hearing and was repeatedly picking up his calls.

Man who made calls in court  jailed for two weeks
Man who made calls in court jailed for two weeks—

Justice Oyinloye said the convict distracted the_court and when he was summoned by the police officer attached to the court to stop disturbing the_court, he refused.

“The convict refused to stop disturbing the court until another policeman dragged him off the court. He also exhibited a rude attitude in court, as he shouted and claimed to be innocent. The_court premises is not a commercial call centre where anybody can receive or make calls as they wish.

People commit contempt of court with negligence. Ignorance of the law is an offence, I hereby sentence you to two weeks imprisonment, without an option of fine,” Oyinloye ruled.

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