Abodurin Ohai, a 47-year-old man accused of helping a robbery suspect escape, was on Monday remanded in prison by a Badagry Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State.
Mr Ohai had stood as surety for his brother Olatunbosun in a case of conspiracy, burglary, and robbery carried out against the complainant, Oguntade Wole.
The prosecution counsel, Clement Okuiomose, told the court that the surety aided the suspect escape from lawful custody in a case of conspiracy, burglary and stealing.
He said that the surety thereby obstructed, prevented and perverted the course of justice.
The prosecutor said the offence contravened provisions sections 107 and 97 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
Mr Ohai agreed to a bond to forfeit N100,000 in the case between the Commissioner of Police and the accused.
The chief magistrate, Fadaunsi Adefioye, adjourned the case until October 13 for mention.