A 30-year-old man, Ezekiel Babalola, was today arraigned at the Ekiti State Chief Magistrate’s Court, Ado Ekiti for allegedly stealing 17 kegs of palm oil.

Police prosecutor, Inspector Olubu Apata, told the court that Babalola and two others, who are currently at large, stole the kegs of palm oil belonging to one Mrs Taiwo Adeuya.

Apata, who alleged that the defendant committed the offence at Ire Ekiti in the Oye Local Government area of the state, said the offence is punishable under the Criminal Laws of Ekiti State.

However, counsel to the defendant, Gboyega Abiola, urged the court to grant his client bail, promising that the defendant would comply with bail conditions.

The Chief Magistrate, Kehinde Awosika, granted bail of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum to the defendant and adjourned the matter till April 16 for a definite hearing.

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