Friday, May 10, 2013
Four NYSC members docked for noise making
Four NYSC members were on Thursday dragged before an Ibadan Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting in Mapo for allegedly disrupting proceedings. The corps members were at the premises of the popular Mapo Hall for their weeklyCommunity Development Service.
The police had told the court that they had in the past written letters to the NYSC Office in Ibadan complaining about the noise often made by corps members.
Angered by the disturbance during Thursday’s proceedings, Chief Magistrate, Adams Adeshina ordered the corps members to appear in the dock to explain why they should not be convicted for contempt.
The corps members, however, prayed the court to temper justice with mercy.
Speaking on behalf of the corps members, the NYSC Liaison Officer for Ibadan South-East Local Government, Jonathan Maduka, said many corps members were unaware of the court.
He further said that there was no notice indicating that a court was located within the premises.
After listening to their pleas, Mr. Adeshina ordered the release of the corps members, warning them against further disruption of the court’s proceedings.
He also promised to inform the appropriate authorities about the need to provide signboards indicating that a court was in session.