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Tuesday, 2 June 2015

23-year-old housekeeper escapes with employers jewellery worth N4.6m

For allegedly stealing her employer’s jewellery valued at N4.6m, a 23-year-old housekeeper, Idowu Adeyeye, was on Monday brought before an Abule-Egba Magistrates’ Court, Lagos.

The News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) reports that the accused, who lives with her employer at Ijaiye Medium Housing Estate, is facing three counts of conspiracy, stealing and causing a breach of the peace.

The prosecutor, Inspector Racheal Williams, told the court that the offences were committed on May 28, 2015, at the employer’s residence.

According to her, the accused, with others still at large, stole jewellery valued at N4.6m, property of the complainant, Mrs. Titilayo Ogundipe.

“The complainant got home from work to discover that the door to her room was opened and all her gold jewellery were missing.

“The housekeeper disappeared after the incident, but was later arrested following a tip-off,’’ Williams said.

The offence, she noted, contravened sections 166 (d), 278 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

The accused pleaded not guilty.

The magistrate, Mrs. Adenike Shonubi, granted the accused bail in the sum of N2.5m with two sureties in like sum.

She adjourned the case to June 15 for trial.

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