2 arraigned over alleged theft of motorcycle in Ekiti


Two persons, Orewole Busuyi, 29, and Wunmi Temitope, 27, were on Wednesday arraigned in an Ado-Ekiti Magistrates’ Court over alleged theft of a motorcycle.

The defendants, whose addresses are unknown, are facing a one-count charge of stealing.

The prosecutor, Insp Bamidele Abiodun, told the court that the defendants committed the offence on March 4 at about 4.am at Ikoyi Estate in Ikere-Ekiti.

He alleged that the defendants conspired among themselves and stole one Bajaj boxer motorcycle with registration number SSE 584 UR valued at N240,000 and belonging to one Sunday Oluwaleke.

The prosecutor said the offence contravened Section 383 and punishable under Section 390(9) of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ekiti State, 2012.

The defendants, however, pleaded not guilty and their counsel, Mr Emmanuel Sumonu, urged the court to grant his clients bail.

The prosecutor asked the court for an adjournment to enable him study the case file and present his witnesses.

The Magistrate, Mrs Kehinde Awosika, granted the defendants bail in the sum of N100,000 with one surety each in like sum.

Awosika, who said the surety must be a blood relation of the defendants, adjourned the case till July 22 for mention.

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