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Bail Jump: Police Brings Lawyer To Book

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Mohammed Oluwatimileyin Taoheed reports.

According to the official source from the Nigerian Police Force, a lawyer Moses John Jackson has been arrested after he played the game of hide and seek with the temple of justice for four years as a result of jumping bail since 2018.

The arrest which was carried out by the Police Division of Zone 2, Onikan Lagos claimed that his arrest days ago, followed the execution of a bench warrant issued against him by Chief Magistrate P.A. Ojo of a Surulere Magistrates Court on March 22.

Track News Nigeria learnts that detectives lured the defendant to Zone 2 on the pretext of handling another matter but detained him and took him to Kirikiri Correctional custody on arrival. The defendant, first arraigned before the court by the SCID on November 23, 2018, pled not guilty and was granted bail on self-recognition but ran away afterwards.

A reliable source under anonymity told Track News Nigeria that Jackson will appear before Chief Magistrate P.A. Ojo of Surulere Chief Magistrates court today on a two-count charge of obtaining by false pretences and stealing from an 80-year-old journalist, Segun Adenuga. It was further gathered that Jackson was not available in the court as at September 20, 2021 when the matter came up for hearing, following which Chief Magistrate Ojo issued the first bench warrant for his arrest.

On March 22, when the defendant failed to appear in court, Chief Magistrate Ojo ordered the police to arrest him. Jackson is now in custody and is expected to be produce him in court tomorrow. The plaintiff is represented by Miss Temidayo Adebayo.

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