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’

Court, Lagos.

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

were missing.

“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.


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