Iyanya gets N20M bail over car theft allegation

Iyanya gets N20M bail over car theft allegation


Nigerian singer, Iyanya has received a N20 million bail for allegedly stealing a car back in 2019.


According to reports, Justice Mobolanle Okikiolu-Ighile of the Igbosere High Court sitting in Lagos on Thursday, February 27, 2020, ordered Iyanya to produce a surety in like sum, who should also have landed property in Lagos with a Certificate of Occupancy.


She also warned the music star that if his bail conditions are not perfected in seven days, it will be revoked.


“I have perused the affidavit and the counter-affidavit of the parties; there is a prima facie case of criminal conversion against him,” Justice Okikiolu-Ighile said.

” However, there is nothing to show that the defendant will interfere with the proceedings of this case and nothing to show that he will jump bail if granted bail. Bail is therefore granted to the defendant in the sum of N20 million with one surety in the like sum.”



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The case has been adjourned till May 27 and 28 for trial. It would be recalled that Iyanya was arraigned in court a few weeks ago for alleged car theft.


According to The Nation Newspaper, the music star was arraigned before the Igbosere High court in Lagos before Justice Mobolanle Okikiolu-Ighile on Tuesday, February 4, 2020. He was brought before the court by the Police Special Fraud Unit (PSFU) Ikoyi for stealing a car.


The SUV in question is said to belong to ‘The Temple Management Company Ltd. After the charges were read, Iyanya pleaded not guilty. The prosecuting counsel, however, prayed that the court remand the singer in prison custody.

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