A 32-year-old cleric, Opeyemi Sunday was on Thursday arraigned by the police before an Ado-Ekiti Magistrates’ Court in Ekiti State for stealing a motorcycle.
According to the prosecuting officer, Inspector Caleb Leranmo, the defendant committed the offence around 12.30pm on August 25 in Afao-Ekiti, Ifelodun/Irepodun Local Government Area of the state.
Leranmo alleged that the defendant stole a Bajaj Boxer motorcycle with no number plate, belonging to one Yusuf Seyi.
The police prosecutor said the offence contravened Section 390 of the Criminal Code, Cap C 16, Vol. 1, Laws of Ekiti State, 2012.
The defendant pleaded not guilty and his counsel, Mr Timileyin Omotosho, asked the court to grant him bail in liberal terms, promising that his client would not jump bail.
Chief Magistrate Ade Lawal granted bail to the accused person in the sum of N50,000 with two sureties in like sum while adjourning the case till September 11.