Court orders arrest of Facebook blogger for contempt –

An Osogbo Chief Magistrates’ Court on Friday issued a warrant of arrest for a Facebook Blogger, Moshood Qaudri, for allegedly disrespecting the court’s supremacy.

The Magistrate, Dr. Olusegun Ayilara, ordered the arrest of the blogger due to magnitude of the alleged offence committed.

Quadri, who is facing a three-count charge of defamation and breach of public peace in suit number MOS/300c /2021, had refused to appear in his case twice, after it was called by the Court Clerk.

The State Prosecuting Counsel, O. Akintayo, told the court that the defendant committed the offence within the Osun High Court premises, Osogbo.

Akintayo said the defendant, popularly known as Yessaloonaka, had jumped bail in a criminal defamation case initiated against him, thereby disrespecting the court’s supremacy.

The prosecutor said Quadri went on Facebook to make a live video of himself, making defamatory comments and remarks on notable Islamic dignitaries for no justifiable reason.

The Magistrate adjourned the case until October 29 for hearing, pending his appearance in court.

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