A Federal High Court, sitting in Osogbo, Osun State on Wednesday remanded two civil servants in the Ile Ife Custodial Centre after the man they stood sureties for failed to attend trial, Punch Newspaper reports.
The two men, Yusuf Jelili and Olumide Alabi, were said to be workers of the Osun State Government and had stood sureties for one Folorunso Olayanju, who was standing trial over allegations bordering on N12.2m fraud.
When the issue of the transaction became litigation, Olayanju was said have brought Jelili and Alabi as sureties.
The prosecutor, Muyiwa Ogunleye, while addressing the court said after securing bail, Olayanju had fled and had not been rearrested.
After their charges were read to them, the two civil servants pleaded not guilty to allegations bordering on obstruction of justice and contempt of court.
The defendants did not have legal representation in court.
Justice Peter Lifu, remanded the defendants in Ile Ife Custodial Centre and adjourned the matter to Thursday, November 12, 2020.