A 20-year-old sawmill operator, Segun Adeniyi, on Thursday appeared before an Okitipupa Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ondo State for allegedly stealing a motorcycle.
The defendant, whose address was not given, appeared on a three-count charge bordering on burglary and stealing.
The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The prosecutor, ASP Zedekiah Orogbemi, told the court that the defendant and two others, still at large, committed the theft on October 6 at 4:30 p.m. at Ayeka in Okitipupa.
He said the defendant burgled the house of one Mr Babatunde Olarunbosun and stole his red Bajaj motorcycle with engine number: DUXLG76293 and chassis number: MD3A18X4LWG10185.
The prosecutor said that the motorcycle worth N295,000.
Orogbemi said that the offences contravened Sections 516, 412 and 390(9) of the Criminal Code of Ondo State, 2006.
The Chief Magistrate, Mr Chris Ojuola, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N120,000 and two sureties in like sum.
He ordered that the sureties must be resident within the court’s jurisdiction and show evidence of two years’ tax payment to Ogun Government.
Ojuola adjourned the case until December 6 for hearing.