A 38-year-old man, Tunde Isah, was on Monday arraigned in Ilorin for allegedly stealing a generating set worth N18,000.
The accused, who resides at 7, Ode Ajada, Agbaji area of Ilorin, was docked before an Ilorin Magistrate’s Court presided by Mr. Abdullahi Bello.
Isah pleaded not guilty to the one count charge of theft.
The magistrate granted him bail in the sum of N10,000 with two sureties in like sum.
According to the Police First Information Report (FIR), a complainant, Kehinde Ibrahim, of Olorunsogo, Gaa-Akanbi, Ilorin, reported the case to the police on Oct. 17.
The report alleged that the accused came to the complainant’s shop to steal the generator worth N18,000.
It also claimed that the stolen generator was later recovered from the accused, while police preliminary investigation confirmed the allegation.
The Police Prosecutor, Inspector Jimoh Kareem, told the court that investigation was still on and objected to the bail on the ground that the accused would jump bail.
The magistrate, however, rejected the prosecution’s prayer and granted bail to the accused and adjourned the case to Nov. 1.