Tuesday, May 27, 2014 4:19 pm
Lagos – A housekeeper, Maria Moses, who allegedly stole property estimated at N1.2 million belonging to her employer, was on Tuesday brought before a Yaba Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.
Moses, 20, who was living with her employer at No. 12, Fatai Kadiri St., Shomolu, Lagos, is being tried for stealing.
The Prosecutor, Insp Chris Takim, told the court that the accused committed the offence on May 21 at No. 12, Fatai Kadiri St., Shomolu, Lagos.
Takim said that the accused stole six set of gold jewellery worth N1.2 million belonging to her employer, Mrs Kunbi Bashua, and absconded to her home town, Cotonou, Republic of Benin.
He said that the complainant called the accused’s mother, who brought her back to Lagos, and the incident was reported to the police.
The prosecutor said the offence contravened Section 278 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the accused may be sentenced to three years imprisonment on conviction.
The accused denied the charge.
The Magistrate, Mrs Bola Folarin-Williams, granted the accused bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum and adjourned the case till June 2, for mention.
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