Housemaid docked for stealing employer’s property worth N35m

 The 30-year-old housemaid allegedly committed the theft over a three-week period.

A housemaid, Mary John, 30, was on Friday arraigned before an Ebute Meta Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, for allegedly stealing her employer’s belongings, worth N35.1 million.

The accused, who resides with her employer, Esohe Kadiri, at Road 2, House G 93a, Victoria Garden City, Ajah, Lagos, was arraigned on three-count charges of felony, stealing and burglary.

The prosecutor, Innocent Effiong, said that the offences were committed between July 18 and Aug. 9.

Mr. Effiong said that the accused allegedly stole her employer’s wrist watches, bangles, bracelets, diamond set, rings, necklaces, pendants and camera all valued N35.1 million.

He said that the offences contravened Sections 409, 306, 305 and 278 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Lagos State.

The Chief Magistrate, C.T. Adesola-Ikpatt, granted bail to the accused in the sum of N1 million with two sureties in like sum.

She adjourned the case to Oct. 17, for further hearing.


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