Tout presents fake documents to release defendant on bail — Presiding Judge Ogun

Tout presents fake documents to release defendant on bail — Presiding Judge Ogun


The Chief Justice of Ogun State, Mosunmola Dipeor, has lamented the rate of touts and fraudsters who submit fake documents and pretend to be bail bonds for defendants facing trial in the state.

Dipeol said the law encouraged perversion of justice as many defendants jumped bail to avoid arrest.

The presiding judge said this led her to establish a bail bond system in 2021, which she said supported speedy judicial proceedings and helped ease congestion in jails.

She said that since the system was introduced in 2021, around 2,800 people on trial have regained their freedom.

She added that more than 500 inmates have been released in prison delivery training under her supervision.

Speaking at the inaugural Bailors Stakeholders Forum held in Kobape, Abeokuta on Thursday, Dipeolu said one of his administration’s master plans, which are central to access to justice, is to decongest prisons, but they are riddled with corruption. He explained that unofficial methods of obtaining bail bonds were an obstacle. .

Unable to secure bail, defendants have resorted to “jumping bail and evading arrest by using touts and fraudsters who deceive the court and present false documents to secure the defendant’s bail.” He said that it has become.

Source: dailypost.ng

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