An Osogbo Chief Magistrates’ Court in Osun State yesterday issued a bench warrant against a traditional ruler and his secretary for alleged contempt. The Olokini of Okini, Oba Okanola Akadiri, and his secretary, Suleiman Rasaki, are facing an eight-count charge of conspiracy, forcibly entry, threat to life and assault. The Magistrate, Olusola Aluko, ordered their arrest for their alleged failure to honour an earlier order for them to appear. The Prosecutor, Muyiwa Ogunleye, told the court that the accused committed the offence on December 2, 2012, about 3pm on Awoniyi Street, Ilobu, Okini. Ogunleye alleged that the accused conspired together and forcefully trespassed on a piece of land belonging to Rasheed Awoniyi. He alleged that the accused deployed thugs to attack the bricklayers working on the plot of land. At the resumed hearing, the prosecutor applied for the issuance of an arrest warrant. The magistrate ordered the police to produce the accused on April 7, the next adjourned date.