Housekeeper jailed 5 years for theft of employer’s jewellery


A 22 year old housekeeper was today sentenced to 30month imprisonment by an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court for stealing his employer’s jewellery and cash worth N6.3 million.

The Magistrate, Mrs A. T. Omeyele, convicted Kennedy George after he changed his plea to guilty.

His change of plea came after two prosecution witnesses had testified.

Omeyele did not give George the option of fine.

She sentenced him to two and a half years each on a two-count-charge and held that they should run concurrently.

George was arraigned on June 19, 2015, on charges of conspiracy and stealing.

He had pleaded not guilty and was granted bail in the sum of N250,000 with two sureties in like sum.

The Prosecutor, Cpl Cyriacus Osuji, had told the court that the accused and some others at large committed the offences between Feb. 6, 2015, and June 2015, at No. 3A, Iron Bar St., Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.

He said that the convict stole a cash sum of N300,000 and assorted gold jewellery worth N6 million, properties of one Uzo Nwogu.

The prosecutor said the offences contravened sections 285 (7) and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011

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Source:: PM Newspaper