23-year-old housekeeper arraign for allegedly abscond with employer’s N4.6m jewellery in Lagos

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

The accused, who lives with her employer at Ijaiye Medium Housing Estate, a suburb of Lagos, is facing a three-count charge of conspiracy, stealing and causing a breach of peace.

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

According to her, the accused with others still at large stole jewellery valued at N4.6 million, 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 innocence of the offences.

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

She adjourned the case to June 15 for trial.


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