Police arraigned 86 year old man for stealing maize
He, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Mr Okunade, a police inspector, said the defendant stole the maize from the complainant, Saliu Mustapha.
He said the defendant was caught at the complainant’s farm with the maize.
Mr Okunade said the alleged offence contravened Section 390(9) of the Criminal Law of Ekiti State, 2012.
Counsel to the defendant, Lai Obisesan, urged the court to grant his client bail, promising that he would not jump bail.
The Chief Magistrate, Adedayo Oyebanji, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N20,000 with one surety in like sum.
Mr Adedayo adjourned the case until July 8 for mention. (NAN)