Court Warns Kogi Legal Practitioner to Abide by Bail Conditions

Court Warns Kogi Legal Practitioner to Abide by Bail Conditions

Bayo Oyewale Lokoja

A Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Lokoja has warned a lawyer, Mr Julius Elukpo to abide by his bail conditions or face the full wrath of the law.

The presiding Chief Magistrate Mr Seidu Hussain gave this warning in Lokoja on Thursday.

Hussein  who was reacting to a submission made by the counsel to Prosecution Counsel, Mr Theophilus Oteme against Elukpo who is currently facing a one count charge of forgery before the court.

Oteme called the attention of the court to a publication made by the accused on the social media in which he cast aspersions on the integrity of the police and some individuals that have connection with the case.

The prosecution counsel told the court that  Elukpo’s action was a clear breach of his bail conditions , asking the court to call him to order.

Oteme also urged  the court to prevail on the accused to honor police invitation anytime he is called upon to come shed light on the allegation of bribery he leveled against police and other issues he raised in the online publication.

The counsel later told the court that he will be seeking for an amendment to an earlier application already submitted before the court.

The legal counsel to the accused , Mr Muizdeen Abdulahi did not object to the move but insisted that the amendment be made formally.

Elukpo who is a legal practitioner and  the Chairman of Kogi State Elders Forum was charged with forgery before the court by the state Commissioner of police.

The accused was alleged to have forged signatures of three persons to a write a petition to the Minister of Health on March 22, 2017.

The case has been adjourned for hearing till April 4,

Chief Magistrate Hussein however  warned Elukpo against infringing on his bail conditions or he will be forced to revoke the bail.