Nigerian singer Iyanya Onoyom Mbuk popularly known as Iyanya has been charged with alleged car theft
The kukere singer was on Tuesday charged to court and arraigned before Justice Okikiolu-Ighile of an
#Igbosere High Court, according to a reporte by TheNation.
Mr. Chukwu Agwu the prosecution counsel, alleged that the singer committed the offense in September 2018.
The court heard that the defendant allegedly dishonestly converted to his use or of another person,
a Black Toyota Land Cruiser Prado SUV marked MAVINIY.
Chassis and Engine numbers JTEBX7FJ7EK165480 and 2TR1385954.
Agwu told the court that the said vehicle belongs to Iyanya’s former management company,
The Temple Management Company Ltd.
The Nation also learnt that the police filed the one-count charge marked LD/9024c/2019,
against the singer on March 15, 2019.
Iyanya failed to appear in court for arraignment, despite allegedly being served with the charge and
hearing notice, following which the arraignment was adjourned six times.
The singer, however, pleaded not guilty after the charge was read to him. Justice Okikiolu-Ighile wanted to detain
him but because his lawyer prayed the court and vouch to bring him in the next hearing.
He was release to his lawyer and she adjourned till February 27 and March 17, for ruling on his bail application and
commencement of trial.