A 45-year-old man, Dele Koyejo, has been arraigned before an Okitipupa Chief Magistrates’ Court, Ondo State, over the alleged theft of a motorcycle valued at N390,000.
The defendant, whose occupation and address were not given, is facing a two-count charge of felony and stealing.
The Police Prosecutor, ASP Zedekiah Orogbemi, told the court that the defendant and another, now at large committed the offence at about 7.00 p.m. on Dec. 16, 2023.
Orogbemi said Koyejo stole an unregistered blue colour Qlink motorcycle belonging to the complainant, Israel Pamilerin, along Okitipupa-Ode Aye Road, Okitipupa.
He said the offence contravened Sections 516 and 390(9) of the Criminal Code Laws of Ondo State, 2006.
The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The Chief Magistrate, Mr Cletus Ojuola, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N100,000, with one surety in like sum.
Ojuola ordered that the surety must reside within the court’s jurisdiction and should present evidence of two years tax payment to the Ondo State Government.
He adjourned the case until Feb. 26 for further hearing.