The method of the rogue is daring but extremely simple: create a fictional case in the name of a real person in detention, fix a date or dates for the hearing of the fictitious case and after a while forge a ruling in the name of the judge, releasing the accused, on bail or finally discharging and acquitting him.
Ogundare’s method is an exploitation of the Nigeria Prison Service’s slackness in proper verification of orders and warrants purported to issue from courts of law in the state, regarding prison inmates.
The shenanigans of the rogue registrar was exposed accidentally on a certain occasion, when prison officials came to make enquiries about the next adjourned date of the case. They met the wrong person in person of the Senior Registrar of Justice Onigbanjo’s court (name withheld) who searched in vain for the case file of the matter so as to ascertain which dates to give. In the event, the poor senior registrar gave a date in the hope that the “missing file” would be found, before the said date arrived.