An accused person, Abiola Anifowose, 20, was on Friday remanded in prison custody on Friday, over inability to perfect bail granted him by Ile-Ife Magistrate’s Court.
Ile – Ife Magistrate Court, presided over by magistrate Olalekan Ijiyode granted the accused the bail of N200, 000 with two sureties in like sum.
Ijiyode added that one of the sureties must be a civil servant of G/L O6, swear to affidavit of means, resides within the court jurisdiction, as well as presentation of two recent passport photographs of sureties and accused.
Anifowose was arraigned on Three Counts charges of damaging the windscreen of a Volkswagen Sharon car with register number: LND893AT valued N25,000 and for stealing two table tennis bats valued N5,000.
The police prosecutor, inspector Emmanuel Abdulah told the court that the accused committed the offence on 13th July, 2016 at Ile- Ife Anglican High School in contrary to and punishable under section 451 of the criminal code cap 34vol.II law of Osun State 2003.
He explained that the accused also stole two table tennis bats valued N5000 which is 00the property of the school thereby committed an offence contrary to section 383 and punishable under section 390(9) of the criminal code cap 34 law of Osun State 2003.
He explained further that on 30th March, 2017, the accused did unlawfully possess a parcel of weed suspected to be an Indian hem, and offence that is contrary to and punishable under section 340 of the criminal code cap 34 vol.II law of Osun State.
When the three count charges was read to the accused, he pleaded not guilty.
In his ruling, Magistrate Olamilekan Ijiyode said that there is no clear evidence that the accused did possess Indian hemp.
He thereby adjourned the case to April 26, 2016 for mentioning
However after the ruling, nobody came forward to stand as sureties for the accused and Anifowose was transfered to Ile-Ife prison custody pending the perfection of the bail conditions.