Surety remanded for filming court’s proceedings

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An Ayede/Ogbese Chief Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday remanded a surety, Ola Liberty, 30, in Olokuta prison  for using a digital camera to record  its proceedings.

Chief  Magistrate Odenusi Fadeyi ordered that the surety be kept in jail  till Thursday.

Fadeyi said  the action of the surety  was  against the rules  of the court  unless permission was granted.

“You cannot just film me without consent,  especially when the court is in session.

“It is contempt of court which attracts punishment,” she said.

Liberty had expressed  regrets at  his action, saying that he was not aware of the court rules.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Liberty had stood as  surety for  an accused person arraigned for stealing a motorcycle valued at N119,000. (NAN)

 

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