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Housekeeper docked over alleged theft of employer’s jewelley, valuables worth N2.4m

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A 31-year-old housekeeper, Friday Ochai, was on Tuesday arraigned in an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court,  Lagos, for allegedly stealing his employer’s jewellery, and other items worth N2.4 million.


Ochai, who lives at the employer’s house, at No. 3B, Reeve Road, Ikoyi, is standing trial on a two-count charge of conspiracy and stealing.

The prosecutor, Sgt. Cyriacus Osuji, told the court that the defendant committed the alleged offences between June 1 and June 19, at 1 p.m., at No. 3B, Reeve Road, Ikoyi, Lagos.

He said that the defendant stole his employer’s Raymond Weird watch, worth N1 million, a travelling bag worth N30, 000, motor parts worth N700, 000 and jewellery worth N540, 000.

“Other items stolen were generator batteries and charger valued at N50, 000, bed sheets worth N30, 000, sets of towels and hot drinks worth N20, 000, belonging to one Irene Igbokwe.’’

He said the total value of the items stolen was N2.4 million.

Osuji said that the offences contravened Sections 287 (1) and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The Magistrate, Mrs M. O. Ope-Agbe granted him bail in the sum of N2 million with one surety in like sum.

She said the surety must be gainfully employed and should show evidence of tax payment to the Lagos State Government.

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Housekeeper arrested for allegedly adding sniper to 93-year-old woman’s tea

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The police have arrested a Beninois teenage housekeeper (name withheld) who allegedly attempted to kill a 93-year-old woman by adding a substance suspected to be sniper insecticide to her tea.


 

The Spokesman for the Lagos State Police Command, DSP Bala Elkana, confirmed the arrest to the Nigeria News Agency on Tuesday.

 

He said that the suspect was employed by the daughter of the nonagenarian, Madam Christiana Ogunshina.

 

According to him, the alleged incident occurred on Saturday at 11 Ajayi St., Mende, Maryland, Lagos State.

 

The spokesman said that the old woman lived in same building with her daughter, who always instructed the housekeeper to stay with her mother anytime she went to work.

 

According to him, the employer lived downstairs while her mother lived upstairs of a story building.

 

The image maker said that the suspect went upstairs to stay with the old woman on Friday as usual and met her preparing tea in her sitting room.

 

He said that the woman closed the tea cup for a while and went into her bedroom.

 

Elkana said as soon as the old woman left the sitting room for the bedroom, the suspect opened the cup and added a substance.

 

According to Elkana, the nonagenarian’s domestic servant who was working in her kitchen came to the sitting room and saw the suspect adding the substance, and reported to the old woman, who threw the tea away.

 

He told NAN that the woman’s son, Abayomi Ayobami, reported the case at the Anthony Village Police Station at 1.00p.m. on Saturday.

 

“The police visited, searched the house, arrested the suspect and recovered an empty mug of the suspected poisoned tea.

 

“The suspect confessed to the offence.

“She alleged that the old woman always shouted at her; she said she was tired of her tantrums, so she decided to poison her tea that day.

 

“She laced her unsuspecting victim’s usual morning tea with sniper (Dichlorvos or 2,2-dichlorovinyl dimethyl phosphate)

but the victim was smart enough not to drink it. She will be charged to court soon,’’ he said.

Edited & Vetted By: Ijeoma Popoola
(NAN)

 

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Housekeeper faces N1m jewellery theft charge

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A 26-year-old housekeeper, Happiness Michael, who allegedly stole her employer’s jewellery and cash worth N1 million, was on Thursday brought before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court, Lagos.


Michael, whose address was not provided, is facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and stealing.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Ingobo Emby, told the court that the defendant and others, still at large, committed the alleged offences on Oct. 17, at Lekki Gardens Horizon 2, behind Enyo Filling Station, Lagos.

Emby said that the defendant stole the jewellery valued at N600,000, and cash sum of N460,000, belonging to the complainant, one Mr Dolapo Adekanbi.

According to him, the offences contravened Sections 287 (7) and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

Michael, however, pleaded innocent of the charge.

The Magistrate, Mrs A.A. Runsewe, granted her bail in the sum of N50,000, with two sureties in like sum.

She said that one of the sureties must be a close relation of the defendant, who must be gainfully employed.

Runsewe adjourned the case until Nov. 11, for mention.

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Housekeeper docked over alleged theft

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Lagos, June 10, 2019 A 40-year-old housekeeper, Efe Azenebor, was on Monday brought before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos over alleged theft of his employer’s N937, 000.

Azenebor, whose address was not provided, is facing a charge of stealing, to which he pleaded not guilty.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Ingobo Emby, told the court that the defendant committed the offence sometimes in November 2018 at Plot 6, Block 113, Lekki Phase 1, Epe Expressway, Lagos.

Emby said that the defendant stole the N937, 000 belonging to the complainant, Mr Tayo Oyetibo.

He said that the offence contravened Section 287 (7) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the section stipulates seven years jail term for stealing from one’s employer.

The Magistrate, Mr A. O. Alogba, granted the defendant bail of N200, 000 with one surety in like sum.

Alogba adjourned the case until June 21 for mention.

In another development, a 28-year-old man, Kabiru Jejelola, was also brought before the Igbosere Magistrates’ Court, Lagos for allegedly stealing N500, 000 from his boss.

Jejelola, whose address was not given, pleaded not guilty to a charge of stealing.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Ingobo Emby told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Nov. 17, 2018 at No. 21, Idumagbo Ave., Lagos Island.

Emby said that the defendant stole N500, 000, belonging to the complainant, Adekunle Adebayo.

He said the offence contravened Section 287 (7) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The Magistrate, Mr A. O. Alogba, granted the defendant bail of N50, 000 with one surety in like sum.

Alogba adjourned the case until June 28 for mention.

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Housekeeper faces N700, 000 theft charge

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A 26-year-old housekeeper, Favour Isaac, on Tuesday appeared before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court, Lagos for allegedly stealing her employer’s N700, 000.


The defendant, whose address was not given, was charged with stealing.

She, however pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Earlier, the Prosecutor, Insp. Ingobo Emby, told the court that the defendant on April 11, entered the bedroom of her employer, one Mr Manmohan Vashist, and stole N52, 000 and $1, 800 (equivalent of N648, 000).

According to the prosecutor, the total sum allegedly stolen was N700, 000.

He said that the offence contravened Section 287 (7) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The Magistrate, Mr A. O. Alogba, granted her N100,000 bail  with two sureties in like sum.

He said that the sureties must be gainfully employed and must be tax compliant.

The case was adjourned until May 31 for mention.

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