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2 domestic workers in court for allegedly stealing employer’s $6,000


By Tomisin Erogbogbo

Lagos – A driver and a housekeeper on Tuesday, appeared in a Magistrates’ Court sitting in Tinubu, Lagos for allegedly stealing 6,000 dollars from their employer.

The police charged the driver, Ibrahim Olajide, 28, and a housekeeper, Jennet Paul, 30 with two counts of conspiracy and theft.

They pleaded not guilty to the offence.

The prosecution counsel, ASP Ben Ekundayo, told the court that the defendants committed the offence on Jan. 17, at 5 p.m. at the Royal Garden Estate Ajah, Lagos.

He said that the defendants who worked for the complainant, Mr Gbolagade Oguntola, entered into his bedroom and stole 6,000 dollars.

He said that the offence contravened the provisions of sections 287 (7) and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Section 287(7) prescribes seven years imprisonment for stealing from an employer and 411 stipulates two years imprisonment for conspiracy.

Magistrate A.M. Olumide-Fusika admitted the defendants to bail in the sum of N500, 000 each with two sureties each in like sum.

She adjourned the case until April 17 for further hearing.


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