The defendants-Junaid Olayinka, 39; Olatunde Ayeni, 38; and Alake Kunle, 40, are facing a one-count charge of stealing.
The prosecutor, Insp Oriyomi Akinwale, told the court that the defendants committed the offence on May 13 at about 2.p.m. at Atlas Area of Ado-Ekiti
He alleged that the defendants stole a cable valued at N500,000, property of MTN Telecommunications.
Akinwale said the offence contravened Section 390 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ekiti State, 2012.
The prosecutor asked the court for an adjournment to enable him study the case file and present his witnesses.
The defendants, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Counsel to the defendants, Mr Kayode Akinwumi, urged the court to grant the defendants bail, with a promise that they would not jump bail.
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Olanike Adegoke, granted bail to the defendants in the sum of N200,000 with one surety each in like sum.
Adegoke adjourned the case till July 8 for hearing.
Edited By: Remi Koleoso/Mufutau Ojo) (NAN)