by Mr. Adewunmi Makanjuola an Osun State Chief Magistrate for disrupting court proceeding.
who was presiding over a case of alleged rape of a 11-year-old pupil,
was apparently disturbed from the noise by Okobie, who was having a
conversation with two other people suspected to be his clients on the
the action of Okobie and his two clients, Magistrate Makanjuola ordered
the court orderly to bring the trio before him and asked them to make a
choice on whether to be docked for contempt of court or to frog-jump for
five minutes for their punishment.
It was at this point that
Okobie and his clients chose to frog-jump. Makanjuola then asked the
court orderly to sanction them by engaging them in a five-minute
The magistrate stressed that the action of the lawyer and his clients had put the court in disrepute.
punishment attracted many passers-by including workers of the court,
suspects to the scene. Not a few people took pity on the lawyer while
others made mockery of him while the punishment lasted.
After serving out the punishment, Makanjuola warned them to desist from making noise on the court premises,
adding that the fact that Okobie was a lawyer should not give him the
impetus to disrespect the court. He said: “Even if the court is not on,
you should have respect for it and for the government, not to talk of
when the court is in progress. Mr. Okobie, sorry for treating you like a