The President of Grade ‘A’ Customary Court, sitting in Mapo, Ibadan, Oyo State, Mrs. I.T. Akinrodoye has ruled that Mr. Niyi Alebiosu of the African Newspapers of Nigeria PLC, publishers of Nigerian Tribune be served a court notice by substituted means for evading the service of the court.
The court granted leave to the plaintiff, Sports Writer Association of Nigeria, SWAN, to paste the notice on the wall of his place of work located at Imalefalafia, Oke Ado, in Ibadan.
Counsel to the plaintiff, Mr. Steven James had earlier prayed the court to grant the leave to serve the defendant through substituted means on the account of the court bailiff’s inability to deliver the court summons to Mr. Alebiosu after three attempts.
Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, SWAN, dragged, Mr. Niyi Alebiosu before the court on a three-count charge which include alleged unlawful possession of the association’s property.