A 28-year-old man, Ojo Abudu, was on Wednesday granted bail after being charged for allegedly stealing a shovel and a dagger worth N35,000.
He was granted bail by the presiding Magistrate, Taiwo Ajibade of the Ado-Ekiti Magistrates’ Court in Ekiti.
Abudu, whose address was not provided, faced a two-count charge of fraud and stealing.
Caleb Leranmno, the Prosecutor, told the court that the accused committed the offences with some other persons still at large on March 11, at Atikankan area of Ado-Ekiti.
Leranmo said the accused stole the items belonging to one Umoru Muhammed.
He listed the items as: a shovel valued at N8, 000, a spade valued at N12, 000, a digger valued at N6, 000 and an iron rod valued at N9, 000.
Leranmo alleged that the accused also fraudulently converted the N50, 000 he was given to pay some labourers to his personal use.
The offences contravened Section 383 and 390 (9) 383 of the Criminal Law of Ekiti State, 2012.
Leranmo urged the court to adjourn the case to enable him assemble his witnesses.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Counsel to the accused, Emmanuel Sumonu, urged the court to grant his client bail on liberal terms, pledging that the accused would not jump bail.
However, in her ruling, Ajibade, admitted the accused to bail in the sum of N10, 000 with one surety in like sum and adjourned the case until May 22, for mention.