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Housekeeper faces N1.8m theft charge

07 October 2013, 17:29

Lagos - A housekeeper, Joy Bulus, who allegedly stole cash and jewellery valued at N1.8 million, was on Monday in Lagos charged before a Somolu Magistrates' Court.

The 20-year-old, who lived with her employer at No. 5b, Ebinpejo St., Obanikoro on Ikorodu Expressway, is facing charges of conspiracy and stealing. Bulus, however, denied the charges.

But the prosecutor, ASP Akinlabi Adegoke, told the court that the accused with another woman still at large stole the jewellery and N300, 000 cash belonging to her employer, Alhaja Aleshinloye Williams.

"Bulus, who was employed in August, had on Sept. 29 conspired with another woman to steal her employer’s property and money while she was at a Jumat service.

"They used a spare key to break into the complainant's room and stole N300,000 and jewellery, all valued at N1.5 million," he said.

The offences contravened Sections 278 and 409 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Lagos State, 2011.

In her ruling, the Magistrate, Bola Osunsanmi, granted the accused bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the accused, if found guilty, may be sentenced to three years imprisonment.

The case was adjourned to October 30th for further hearing.


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