Two men, Adefutu Kehinde, 37, and Familola Oluwaseun, 25, on Wednesday appeared before an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court for alleged possession of six goats.
The defendants, whose addresses were unknown, are facing a charge of possession of she goats, to which they pleaded not guilty.
The prosecutor, Insp Johnson Okunade, told the court that the defendants committed the offence on April 16 at about 1:15 a.m. in Aisegba Ekiti.
He alleged that the police found six she goats in the possession of the defendants suspected to have been stolen.
The prosecutor said the offence contravened Section 430 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ekiti State, 2012.
He urged the court to adjourn the case to enable him study the case file and assemble his witnesses.
Counsel to the defendants, Mr Toyin Oluwole, urged the court to grant his clients bail with the promise that they would not jump bail.
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Olanike Adegoke, in her ruling, granted the defendants bail in the sum of N50,000 with one surety each in like sum.
She adjourned the case until May 13 for mention.
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