According to reports, the “Kukere” singer star was arraigned before the Igbosere High court in Lagos before Justice Mobolanle Okikiolu-Ighile on Tuesday, the 4th of February 2020. He was dragged before the court by the Police Special Fraud Unit (PSFU) in Ikoyi for stealing a car in September 2018.
It was also stated that the police filed the one-count charge against the singer on March 15, 2019. However, the singer failed to appear in court for the arraignment, despite allegedly being served with the charge and hearing notice and the case was eventually adjourned six times.
The court heard that the defendant allegedly dishonestly converted to his use or of another person, a Black Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) which is said to belong to The Temple Management Company Ltd., his former management company. After the charges were read, Iyanya pleaded not guilty and the prosecuting counsel demanded that the court remand the singer in prison custody.
Iyanya’s lawyer, Mr. Williams, however, opposed and prayed the court to release the musician to him and undertook to make sure he appears in court on the next adjournment. The justice granted the defense counsel’s prayer and released him to his counsel. The case was adjourned till February 27 and March 17, for ruling on Iyanya’s bail application and commencement of trial.