A 50-year-old mechanic, Sunday Igbasan, on Tuesday appeared before an Okitipupa Chief Magistrates’ Court, Ondo State, over alleged illegal sale of his customer’s car worth N1.7 million.
Igbasan, whose address was not provided in court, is facing a three-count charge of conspiracy, stealing and unlawful conversion of property.
He, however, pleaded not guilty.
The Prosecutor, Insp. Ayodeji Omoyeigha, told the court that the defendant committed the offences on May 21 at 2:00 p.m.
Omoyeigha said that the complainant, Mr Kehinde Ogundairo. gave the defendant his Toyota Avensis Station Wagon for repairs and paid him N350, 000.
He said that the defendant collected the N350,000 for the repair, sold the car and converted the proceeds to his personal use.
According to the prosecutor, the offences contravene Sections 516, 390(8) and 383 of the Criminal Law of Ondo State, 2006.
The Chief Magistrate, Mr Dickson Ogunfuyi, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N2 million with a surety in like sum.
Ogunfuyi said the surety should show evidence of a year tax payment to Ondo State Government.
He adjourned the case until July 3 for mention.