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2 civil servants in trouble for standing sureties for fake lawyer

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Justice Peter Lifu of a Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo, Osun state, Wednesday remanded two civil servants, Yusuf Jelili and Olumide Alabi, in prison, for standing sureties for fleeing fake lawyer. 

The duo of Jelili and Alabi were said to have stood sureties for one Folorunso Olayanju who was arraigned for alleged N12.2million fraud. 

Olayanju was said to have presented himself as a lawyer to one Hammed Bamidele at the federal high court and collected N12.2million from him. 

He was said to have paid Jelili and Alabi to stand sureties for him and ran away. 

The prosecutor, Mr Muyiwa Ogunleye, told the court that efforts to arrest Olayanju have been futile.

The duo of Jelili and Alabi were said to be employee of the Osun State Ministry of Youths and Sports. 
 
They pleaded non guilty to the allegation of contempt of court and obstruction of justice preferred against them. 

Justice Lifu thereby ordered that the defendants should be remanded in Ile-Ife correctional centre and adjourned the matter to November 12, 2020, for hearing.