An Enugu High Court presided over by Justice Catherine Nwobodo on Tuesday granted bail to one Okwudili Nkama, 27, accused of armed robbery.
Nwobodo granted the bail on the grounds that the state did not raise any objection to the bail application filed on July 18 by the counsel to the accused, Mr. Foster Okoye.
Okoye had reminded the court that his client had been in police custody for three years and was a victim of circumstance.
“I pray this court to discharge my client pending when the state is ready for the case; my client was robbed by gun men and in turn was arrested,” he said.
Nkama was accused of robbing one Ikenna Ogbodo of his Nokia handset valued at N8,000 and cash of N65,000 at Inyaba Bridge, Amaechi, Awkunanaw Enugu on August 30, 2009.
The court granted Nkama bail in the sum of N300,000 with one surety in the like sum.
In another development, the court adjourned a case of defilement against one Okwudili Nnaji, 35, till Dec 19.
Nwobodo adjourned the case for continuation after examination and cross-examination of a key witness.
Mrs. Veronica Innocent, the mother of the victim, said the incident happened when her daughter was hawking groundnuts.
Innocent also told the court that her daughter narrated to her how the accused had canal knowledge of the eight-year-old.
“The police have the medical report of the defilement of my daughter,” she said.
The restaurant attendant was accused of defiling the girl on September 21, 2011 at No. 61. Abagana Street, Coal Camp, Enugu.