A 41-year-old prophetess, Sola Ajayi, who allegedly stole a Canadian-breed life turkey, is to remain behind bars, an Ile Ife Magistrates’ Court in Osun ruled on Monday.

The turkey is valued at N30, 000. And Ajayi was ordered to be kept in prison custody as she could not fulfill her bail condition.

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Chief Magistrate Olalekan Ijiyode had granted her bail in the sum of N30, 000 with one surety in like sum.

Ijiyode added that the surety must be a civil servant and should also reside within the court’s jurisdiction.

But nobody to stand for her

No civil servant showed up to stand surety for her. The magistrate then remanded the prophetess in prison custody until the bail condition was met.

The accused was arraigned on a charge of stealing to which she pleaded not guilty.

The Prosecutor, Sgt. Sunday Osanyintuyi, told the court that the accused committed the offence on Oct. 16 at about 4.00 p.m. at Iloromu Quarters, Mokuro, Ile Ife.

Osanyintuyi said the accused stole the life turkey valued at N30, 000, property of a woman, Khadijat Lamidi.

The offence contravened Section 390 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Osun, 2002.

Counsel to the accused, Mr. Olalekan Babatunde, urged the court to grant her bail.

The case was adjourned to Nov. 26 for hearing.