Nigerian musician, Iyanya Mbuk, popularly known as Iyanya has been granted N20million bail over an alleged car theft on Thursday.
Iyanya is alleged to have fraudulently converted to his use a Black Toyota Land Cruiser belonging to Temple Management Company Ltd.
He was charged with flouting Sections 278(1) (b), 279(1)(2) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
He 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 Mobolanle Okikiolu-Ighile ordered Iyanya to produce a surety in the like sum, who should also have landed property in Lagos with a Certificate of Occupancy.
The judge urged him to perfect the conditions within seven days, “otherwise the bail shall be revoked”.
The judge 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.
“Bail is therefore granted to the defendant in the sum of N20 million with one surety in the like sum”.
The musician pleaded not guilty and the case has been adjourned till May 27th for trial.