From Priscilla Ediare, Ado-Ekiti
A 23-year-old woman, Afuye Christianah, was on Monday arraigned before an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrate’s Court for allegedly receiving stolen property.
Christianah, whose address was not given, is facing a charge of receiving stolen property.
The prosecutor, Insp Oriyomi Akinwale, told the court that the defendant committed the offence sometimes in November 2020 in Ikere-Ekiti.
Akinwale alleged that the defendant received one stolen 32 inches LG plasma television set from one Olaoye Toyin, being one of the stolen items looted from Police Divisional Headquarters, Anaye, in Ikere-Ekiti.
He said the offence contravenes Section 427 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ekiti State, 2012.
He urged the court to adjourn the case to enable him to study the case file and assemble his witnesses.
The defendant pleaded not guilty.
Counsel to the defendant Mr Gbenga Ariyibi urged the court to grant his client bail and promised that the defendant would not jump bail.
The Chief Magistrate, Mr Lanre Owoleso, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N75,000 with two sureties in like sum.
Owoleso ruled that one of the sureties must be a civil servant not below grade level 15 or traditional ruler with three years evidence of tax clearance.
He adjourned the case until February 16 for hearing.