The Police Special Fraud Unit (PSFU) Ikoyi, Lagos, has charged Iyanya Onoyom Mbuk, widely known as Iyanya, with alleged car theft.
The music star was arraigned before Justice Mobolanle Okikiolu-Ighile of an Igbosere High Court, Lagos on one-count charge marked LD/9024c/2019, Daily Post reports.
Prosecution counsel, Chukwu Agwu, a Superintendent of Police (SP), alleged that Iyanya committed the offence sometimes in September 2018.
Iyanya allegedly 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 vehicle belongs to The Temple Management Company Ltd, represented in court by Ayodeji Olomojobi.
The offence, according to the prosecutor, was contrary to Sections 278(1) (b), 279(1)(2) and punishable under Section 285(10) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
Agwu asked the court to remand the defendant in the Nigerian Correctional Services (NCS) custody, pending the hearing of bail application.
Iyanya’s counsel, Williams A., opposed and prayed the court to release the musician to him and undertook to produce him in court on the next adjournment.
Justice Okikiolu-Ighile, who granted the defence counsel’s prayer and released him to his counsel, adjourned till February 27 and March 17.