Popular musician, Iyanya has been granted bail by an Igbosere High Court in Lagos on Thursday, February 27, 2020 in the sum of N20 million over alleged car theft.
The charge was preferred by the Special Fraud Unit (SFU) of the Nigeria Police.
Justice Mobolanle Okikiolu-Ighile, while granting Iyanya bail, said:
“I have perused the affidavit and the counter-affidavit of the parties; there is a prima facie case of criminal conversion against him.
“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 is, therefore, granted to the defendant in the sum of N20 million with one surety in like sum”.
She ordered that the surety should have a landed property in Lagos and possess its certificate of occupancy.
She also ordered that the bail should be perfected within the next seven days “otherwise the bail shall be revoked”. The judge adjourned the case until May 27 for trial.
The SFU alleged that Iyanya dishonestly converted to his personal use or of another person, a black Toyota Land Cruiser Prado jeep marked MAVINIY, with chassis No. JTEBX7FJ7EK165480 and engine No. 2TR1385954.
It said that the vehicle belonged to the complainant, Temple Management Company Ltd. represented by a lawyer, Ayodeji Olomojobi.
The SFU alleged that Iyanya committed the offence sometime in September 2018, in contravention of Section 285(10) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.