Househelp Steals Madam’s Jewellery Worth N5M in Lagos
For allegedly stealing her employer’s jewellery valued at
N4.6 million, a 23-year-old housekeeper, Idowu Adeyeye,
was on Monday brought before an Abule-Egba Magistrates’
Vanguard reports that the accused, who lives with her
employer at Ijaiye Medium Housing Estate, a suburb of
Lagos, is facing a three-count charge of conspiracy,
stealing and causing a breach of peace.
The prosecutor, Insp. Racheal Williams told the court that
the offences were committed on May 28 at his employer’s
According to her, the accused with others still at large stole
jewellery valued at N4.6 million, property of the
complainant, Mrs Titilayo Ogundipe.
“The complainant got home from work to discover that the
door to her room was opened and all her gold jewellery
“The housekeeper disappeared after the incident, but was
later arrested following a tip-off,’’ Williams said.
The offence, she noted, contravened Sections 166 (d), 278
and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
The accused pleaded innocence of the offences.
The Magistrate, Mrs Adenike Shonubi, granted the accused
bail in the sum of N2.5 million with two sureties in like
She adjourned the case to June 15 for trial.