Iyanya Arraigned In Court For Alleged Car Theft
Iyanya Arraigned In Court For Alleged Car Theft: Nigerian singer who has been off the grid for quite sometime has resurfaced and this time with a dent to his image.
The singer was arraigned in court for allegedly stealing a Black Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV).
The singer refused appearance after being invited four (4) times by the court. The fifth time, the court threatened to invoke its power against the singer.
To which the singer finally appeared in court. He pled “not guilty” to the charges leveled before him. The prosecuting party requested that Iyanya be remanded in prison. The defendant pled against it and asked for a lighter punishment.
The court was adjourned to continue on the 17th of February and finally concluded on the 17th of March.
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Nigerian singer, Iyanya has been arraigned before a court in Lagos for allegedly stealing a car. . According to The Nation, 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 report says that the police filed the one-count charge marked LD/9024c/2019, against the singer on March 15, 2019. . Iyanya failed to appear in court for arraignment, despite allegedly being served with the charge and hearing notice, following which the arraignment was adjourned six times. . Justice Okikiolu-Ighile threatened to invoke the power of the court after the music star refused to show up at court. On Tuesday, February 4, 2020, Iyanya showed up at court where the charge was read before him. . 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) marked MAVINIY, with Chassis and Engine numbers JTEBX7FJ7EK165480 and 2TR1385954. 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. . This was however opposed by Iyanya's lawyer, Mr Williams A. He prayed the court to release the musician to him and undertook to produce him in court on the next adjournment. Justice Okikiolu-Ighile granted the defence counsel’s prayer and released him to his counsel. . Justice Okikiolu-Ighile adjourned till February 27 and March 17, for ruling on Iyanya’s bail application and commencement of trial. . #PulseNigeria #PulseNews #Iyanya