A State High Court in Ilorin, Kwara State, on Tuesday, handed a two-week jail sentence to one Abdulwahab Adebayo for receiving phone calls during court proceedings.
Justice Sikiru Oyinloye found him guilty of contempt of court.
Oyinloye said the convict’s actions were disturbing the court, and he was called to order by the police officer attached tk the court, but he failed to heed the warnings.
“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 to be innocent. The court premises is not a commercial call centre 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.