The police, on Monday, arraigned a 22-year-old man, Adeleye Temitope, before an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court over alleged breach of peace and malicious damage.
The defendant, of no fixed address, is standing trial on three charges charge of breach of peace, malicious damage, and stealing.
The Prosecutor, Insp Caleb Leramo, told the court that the defendant and four others, still at large, committed the offences on March 16, at 10:00 pm at Oke-Ila Area of Ado-Ekiti.
He said that the defendant and four others at large conducted themselves in a manner likely to cause breach of peace by mobilising themselves and going to one Gbadamosi Kolawole’s house.
Leramo added that the defendant sent Kolawole out of his room because he owed him money and refused to pay.
He also said that the defendant and the four others maliciously damaged one Startime decoder, valued at N13,000, a set of woofer sound systems, valued at N65,000 and one iron shelve, valued at N25,000, all belonging to the complainant.
The prosecutor further stated that they also stole one Infinix Hot 8 phone, valued at N75, 000 belonging to the complainant.
According to him, the offences contravene Sections 249, 451 and 390 (9) of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ekiti State, 2012.
Leramo asked the court for an adjournment to enable him study the case file and present his witnesses.
The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges preferred against him.
Counsel to the defendant, Mr Gbenga Ariyibi, urged the court to grant the defendant bail, with a promise that he would not jump bail.
The Chief Magistrate, Mr Saka Afunso, granted bail to the defendant in the sum of N50,000, with one surety in like sum.
He, thereafter, adjourned the case till April 19, for hearing.