A 31-year-old man, Temitayo Akinwumi, has been arraigned by the police before an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing the sum of N3 million.
The defendant, of no fixed address, is standing trial on a charge of stealing.
The Police Prosecutor, Insp Oriyomi Akinwale, told the court that the defendant and others at large committed the offence on Sept.20 around Secretariat Road in Ado-Ekiti.
Akinwale said that the defendant and others at large stole the sum of N3 million belonging to one Mr Yusuf Wasiu.
He told the court that the complainant went to withdraw money in the bank and met the cashier, who usually attended to him, and who asked him to fill his cheque and come back for his money.
The prosecutor added that after the complainant left the bank with his money, he was followed by some unknown men who later broke his car and took away the money.
According to him, the offence contravenes Section 390 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ekiti State, 2012.
The prosecutor asked the court for an adjournment to enable him study the case file and present his witnesses.
The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge preferred against him.
Counsel to the defendant, Mr Oluwasola Olanrewaju, urged the court to grant his client bail, with a promise that he would not jump bail.
The Chief Magistrate, Mr Michael Faola, granted bail to the defendant in the sum of N200,000, with two sureties in like sum.
He thereafter adjourned the case till December 7, for hearing.
Kano Govt Warns Farmers Against Using Industrial Waste As Manure
The Commissioner for Environment, Dr Kabiru Ibrahim Getso, who gave the warning at a news briefing in Kano, stressed that using industrial waste as manure posed health risks, including kidney disease.
According to the commissioner, the areas where farmers mostly engage in the practice include Wudil, Tamburawa, Dawakin Kudu and Gezawa.
He further called on people living near industrial estates such as Sharada and Challawa to be cautious and avoid contact with industrial waste
Nigeria Set For 190 Business Community League Target – Nguroje
Nguroje, a former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, said this Saturday in Abuja.
He commended President Muhammadu Buhari and the Trade and Investment Minister, Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo, for taking deliberate steps towards having Nigeria in the league.
NaijaOnPoint on Sunday reports that the president, alongside 10 cabinet ministers and chief executives of government agencies and parastatals, attended a business exhibition in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) over the weekend with the theme: “Expo 2020”, which was postponed last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The NIPC board chairman said the Expo had afforded and unveiled investment opportunities for Nigerian investors with specific project profiles and investment opportunities to a single location with an attracting long-term investment into critical sectors.