In an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court, 20-year-old Timnam Nammm pleaded not guilty to charges of stealing a Bajaj motorcycle valued at N700,000. The court session, held on Tuesday, addressed the alleged incident that took place on December 11 at midnight in Oye-Ekiti.
According to Police Prosecutor Caleb Leramo, the defendant is accused of stealing the motorcycle, which belongs to Rasaq Abdul. Leramo stated that the act contravenes section 302(1)(a) of the Criminal Law of Ekiti State, 2021.
During the court proceedings, the defendant, represented by counsel Adeyemi Egbebi, entered a plea of not guilty. Egbebi requested bail for his client, assuring the court that Nammm would not evade legal responsibilities.
Chief Magistrate Saka Afunso granted the defendant bail in the amount of N50,000, with one surety required to provide an equivalent sum. The case has been adjourned until January 17 for further proceedings.
This legal action against the 20-year-old arises from the reported theft of a Bajaj motorcycle valued at N700,000, underscoring the significance of addressing property crimes within the community. As the court sets a future hearing date, the case brings attention to the judicial process surrounding alleged theft incidents in Ekiti.