Drama as lawyer disowns client during court proceeding 

By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo

There was mild drama at the Magistrate A.K Ajala’s court sitting in Osogbo on Tuesday when a lawyer, Taiwo Awokunle, disowned his client during proceeding.

The defendant, Kazeem Oseni was arraigned on charges bothering on stealing, fraud and threat to life.

When the first two-count charge of land fraud and stealing worth N1,071,000, was read to the defendant, he pleaded not guilty and his counsel prayed the court to grant him bail.

The accused was granted bail in the sum of N1million with one surety in like sum.

The second charge, which contained three counts of stealing blocks, two tipper loads of gravel and sand all valued at N452,000, and threat to life, was also read to the defendant.

The court also granted him bail in the sum of N500,000 with one surety in like sum.

However, a drama ensued when the prosecutor, Fagbayinbo Abiodun brought out the third charge with two counts of N400,000 fraud and stealing of money belonging to one Adegbite Omowumi.

Lawyers and others present in the court broke into laughter as Awokunle announced the withdrawal of his appearance from the case.

The Magistrate, A.K Ajala thereby ordered the defendant to be remanded at Ilesa correctional centre and adjourned the case to 11th October 2022.

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