A 58-year-old man, Anthony Nonyelu, who allegedly stole a car valued at N1.7 million, was on Friday docked at an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court, Lagos.

Nonyelu, who resides at No. 57, Okito St., Ajegunle in Apapa area of Lagos, is facing trial on a two-count charge of stealing and issuance of a dud cheque.

The prosecutor, Sgt. Innocent Odugbo, said that sometime in 2009, at Awolowo Way, Ikeja, Lagos, the accused stole a Nissan Pathfinder Jeep worth N1.7 million belonging to Mrs Doris Waheed.

Odugbo said that on Sept.9, 2011 at Ojodu, Lagos, the accused issued a Bank PHB cheque No. 40709338 of N1.4 million to Mr Alfred Chine on behalf of Mrs Waheed.

The prosecutor said that the cheque was dishonoured on presentation at the bank due to insufficient fund in the accused’s account.

Odugbo said that the alleged offence contravened Sections 285 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State and Section 1 (1) B (1) of the Dishonoured Cheque Act, Cap 102, Laws of the Federation 2004.

Nonyelu pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The Magistrate, Mr S.B. Bakare then granted him bail in the sum of N300, 000 with two sureties in like sum.

Bakare said that the sureties must be resident in Lagos.

He adjourned the case till Dec.12 for mention.