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Court Grants Iyanya N20m Bail In Car Theft Trial


Singer, Iyanya Onoyom Mbuk, popularly known as Iyanya, has been granted bail for alleged car theft.

Justice Mobolanle Okikiolu-Ighile on Thursday granted him bail of N20 million and ordered him to produce a surety in like sum.

He also specified that the surety must have a landed property in Lagos, with a Certificate of Occupancy.

The judge, however, warned that if the singer fails to fulfil the conditions of the bail within seven days, it would be revoked.

Justice Okikiolu-Ighile concluded that the ‘Kukere’ crooner does have a case to answer regarding the allegations, saying: “I have perused the affidavit and counter-affidavit of the parties; there is a prima facie case of criminal conversion case against him.”

The judge admitted that the singer was unlikely to jump bail and interfere with proceedings of the case

“…There is nothing to show that the defendant will interfere with the proceedings of the case and nothing to show that he will jump bail if granted…,” he said.

The case was adjourned till May 27 and May 28 for trial.

Iyanya is accused of stealing a Black Toyota Land Cruiser Prado SUV belonging to the Temple Management Company, which he was previously signed to.

He failed to appear in court, despite having being served with the charge and hearing notice, causing the case to be adjourned six times.

Iyanya pleaded not guilty to the charges.


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