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Theft: Housekeeper absconds with employer’s N3m jewellery



A housekeeper, Bose Vitawan, who allegedly absconded with her employer’s jewellery valued at N3m was on Tuesday brought before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

The accused, 24, is being tried on two counts of conspiracy and stealing to which she pleaded innocence.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Daniel Ighodalo, said the accused with others at large committed the offences on September 2 at No. 307, Banana Island, Lagos.

He alleged that the accused fled with 18 pieces of gold watches, 15 pieces of gold rings, 10 sets of gold necklace and earrings and 10 costume beads, all valued at N3 million belonging to her employer.

The offences, he noted, contravened Sections 285 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2011.

The Chief Magistrate, Abimbola Awogboro, admitted her to a bail of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum.

Section 285 prescribes a three-year jail term, while Section 409 provides two years for offenders.

Further hearing has been fixed for November 9.NAN