Lagos Housewife Faces N3m Theft Charge

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A 28-year old housewife, Precious Nathaniel, was on Monday in Lagos charged before an Apapa Chief Magistrates’ Court over alleged theft of goods worth N3 million.

Nathaniel is facing a charge of stealing to which he had pleaded not guilty.

Insp. Benedict Unawunwa told the court that Nathaniel broke into a shop belonging to Mrs. Ediria Akpere at Block 116, Plot 6, Jakande Estate, Lagos, and carted away the goods.

The prosecutor said that the items stolen included jewellery, designer wrist watches and gold watches, valued at N3 million.

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He said the offence, which was committed on May 24, contravened Sections 390 (6 and 9) of the Criminal Code, Laws of Lagos State.

Chief Magistrate Oluyemisi Adelaja granted the accused bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum.

She said the sureties, who should be gainfully employed, should also produce evidence of tax payment in Lagos State.

The case has been adjourned till July 20 for further hearing.