40yr-Old Cook Arraigned Over N2.2m Jewelry Theft –

Lagos – A 40-year-old cook, Grace Uzo, has been docked before a Lagos Magistrate Court for allegedly stealing her employer’s $6,000, N2.2m, 300 Euros and jewellery.

Uzo, a resident of No. 12, Progressive Close, Arigbanawo, Mowe in Ogun State, on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, is facing a one-count charge of stealing before Magistrate Y.O. Aje-Afuwa.

According to the Prosecutor, Inspector Peter Nwangwu, the accused committed the offence on Feb. 14 at Folashade Ajayi Street, Ajao Estate, Anthony Village, Lagos.

Nwangwu said the suspect stole the items belonging to the complainant, Mr and Mrs Prakash Sadaragani, her Indian employer.

“The suspect after stealing $6,000, 300 Euros and jewellery told the complainants that she was going for a church programme.

“When she failed to return, the complainants tried to reach her but her phone was switched off, ” he said.

He said the case was reported at the police station and the defendant was arrested for questioning.

Nwangwu said the offence contravened Section 287 (7) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 (Revised).

It was learnt that the section stipulates a seven- year jail term for offenders.

The suspect however, pleaded not guilty.

In her ruling, the Magistrate, Mrs. Aje-Afunwa, admitted the accused to bail in the sum of N600,000 with two responsible sureties in like sum.

Aje-Afunwa said one of the sureties should be a blood relation of the suspect while all the sureties should be gainfully employed with an evidence of two years tax payment to the Lagos State Government.

The matter was thereafter adjourned till July 2, 2018.

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