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.
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.