A 25-year-old man, Babatunde Filani, has been arraigned at a Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ilupeju-Ekiti, Ekiti State, for allegedly stealing cashew nuts, valued at N150,000.
Police prosecutor Matthew Omale alleged that the suspect on March 22, at 10am, on Adimula Farm, Ijelu-Ekiti, Oye Magisterial District, unlawfully entered the farm of Mr. Gabriel Adimula and stole the nuts.
He alleged that the accused on the same date, time and place assaulted Mrs. Lydia Adimula, wife of his victim, by beating her up.
The accused, who is facing a four-count charge of unlawful entrance, stealing, breach of the peace and assault, pleaded not guilty.
Chief Magistrate John Ayodele granted the accused bail at N50,000 with one surety and the case was adjourned.