4th August, 2011
A Lagos-based musician, Peter Egejune, 35, has been charged to Ejigbo Magistrateâ€™s Court, Lagos State, Southwest Nigeria and remanded in Kirikiri Prison, Apapa, for stealing.
The musician popularly known as Father P in the music circle was alleged to have stolen electronic and computer equipment worth N3 million belonging to a retired public servant, Pa Joseph Adeyemi.
Peter was alleged to have carted away the items where they were kept at 3, Ambali Street, Egbe, Ikotun, Lagos, sold them and went into hiding.
Peter told P.M.NEWS that he has been broke over the years after his albums could not make any financial impact on his life because of poor sales.
Pa Joseph offered to assist him and opened a business centre worth over N10 million for him to manage pending when he will be financially buoyant to release another album. But Peter allegedly carted away the items from the business centre, sold them at give-away prices and escaped.
The items he allegedly stole include: Big Lister generator, furniture, computers, air conditioners, photocopiers, scanners and others.
He was later arrested and charged to court for stealing under Section 390 of the Criminal Code, Cap 17, vol. 2, laws of Lagos State of Nigeria 2003.
When the charge was read to him, he pleaded not guilty.
The presiding magistrate, Mrs. M. B. Folami, granted him bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties.
The matter has been adjourned till 14 September, 2011. He was remanded in Kirikiri Prison pending when he will meet the bail conditions.