The Lagos State High Court sitting in Igbosere has today granted a bail-in sum of N20 million to a popular musician, Iyanya Onoyom Mbuk, aka Iyanya. The presiding Judge, Justice Mobolanle Okikiolu-Ighile granted the celebrity bail with one surety in like sum.
The Judge said the surety must own a landed property in Lagos, giving Iyanya seven days to fulfil his bail condition otherwise he will have to remain in the custody.
Iyanya is facing a one-count charge of car theft before the Judge.
The Charge document marked LD/9024C/2019, the police accused the musician of “dishonestly converting to his own a black Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Jeep with Chassis Number: JTEBX7FJ7EK165480, Engine Number: 2TRI385954 and Registration Number:
MAVINIY, a property of The Temple Management Company Limited, represented by one Ayodeji Olomojobi, Esq.
Assigned by Chukwu Agwu, the prosecuting Police officer, the officer claimed Iyanya committed the offence in September 2018 in Lagos state.
According to the police, the offence is contrary to sections 278(1)(b), and 279(1)(2) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2011, and punishable under Section 285(10) of the same law.
Meanwhile, Iyanya pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The case has been adjoined to May 27, 2020, for the continuation of trial.