A young Nigerian man identified as Abdulwahab Adebayo, has been sentenced to two weeks in a correctional facility by Justice Sikiru Oyinloye of a Kwara High Court in Ilorin after finding him guilty of Contempt of Court for receiving phone calls during court proceedings.
Abdulwahab went to court for a hearing and was repeatedly picking up his calls while he was there.
Justice Oyinloye said the convict distracted the court and when he was summoned by the police officer attached to the court to stop disturbing the court, he refused.
“The convict refused to stop disturbing the court until another policeman dragged him off the court. He also exhibited a rude attitude in court, as he shouted and claimed tot be innocent. The court premises is not a commercial call center where anybody can receive or make calls as they wish.”
“People commit contempt of court with negligence. Ignorance of the law is an offence, I hereby sentence you to two weeks imprisonment, without an option of fine.” Oyinloye ruled.