An 18-year-old housekeeper was on Thursday charged with theft of jewellery worth N9m at the Ogudu Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos.
The accused, Monday Komina, who lives at Plot, 629, Taiwo Aromire St., Isheri, a Lagos suburb, is facing a charge of stealing, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.
The prosecutor, Cpl. Kemi Adeniran, told the court that the offence was committed on August 15, 2012 at Omole Phase II, Ikeja.
She said the accused, who was a housekeeper of the complainant, Mr. Adewale Okesanya, allegedly burgled his room and stole wrist watches worth N5 million, a set of chains, rings and clothes valued at N4m.
“After stealing the items, he disappeared and was later arrested and handed over to the police,’’ she said. Adeniran said the offence contravened Section 285 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Lagos State. The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge and was admitted to a bail of N100, 000 with two sureties in like sum. Chief Magistrate Yetunde Aje-Afunwa adjourned the case till October 10 for further hearing.