Nigerian sensational singer, Iyanya has been charged to court by the Police Special Fraud Unit for allegedly stealing a vehicle.
According to reports, the “Kukere” singer star was arraigned before the Igbosere High court in Lagos before Justice Mobolanle Okikiolu-Ighile on Tuesday, the 4th of February 2020. He was dragged before the court by the Police Special Fraud Unit (PSFU) in Ikoyi for stealing a car in September 2018.
It was also stated that the police filed the one-count charge against the singer on March 15, 2019. However, the singer failed to appear in court for the arraignment, despite allegedly being served with the charge and hearing notice and the case was eventually adjourned six times.
The court heard that the defendant allegedly dishonestly converted to his use or of another person, a Black Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) which is said to belong to The Temple Management Company Ltd., his former management company. After the charges were read, Iyanya pleaded not guilty and the prosecuting counsel demanded that the court remand the singer in prison custody.
Iyanya’s lawyer, Mr. Williams, however, opposed and prayed the court to release the musician to him and undertook to make sure he appears in court on the next adjournment. The justice granted the defense counsel’s prayer and released him to his counsel. The case was adjourned till February 27 and March 17, for ruling on Iyanya’s bail application and commencement of trial.
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Singer #Iyanya charged with alleged car theft . . Singer Iyanya has been charged with alleged car theft by the Police Special Fraud Unit (PSFU), #Ikoyi, #LagosState. . . He was Tuesday dragged to court and arraigned before Justice Okikiolu-Ighile of an Igbosere High Court, according to a report by TheNation . . Prosecution counsel, Mr. Chukwu Agwu, alleged that the singer committed the offence sometimes in September 2018. . . The court heard that the defendant allegedly dishonestly converted to his use or of another person, a Black Toyota Land Cruiser Prado SUV marked MAVINIY. . . Agwu told the court that the said vehicle belongs to the Iyanya’s former management company, The Temple Management Company Ltd. . . The singer, however, pleaded not guilty after the charge was read to him. Justice Okikiolu-Ighile subsequently released him to his lawyer and adjourned till February 27 and March 17, for ruling on his bail application and commencement of trial.