A house help, Blessing Ochong, 27, as brought before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing her employer’s jewellery worth N1.6million.
The prosecution counsel, Inspector Glory Goodday, told the court on Monday, September 26, that the defendant, who resides at 56 Igbehinadu St., Bolade Oshodi, committed the offence on August 8 at no. 3 Irepodun St., Oke-Ira, Ogba, Lagos.
Goodday told the court that the gold jewellery and a wedding ring worth N1.6million belonging to the complainant, Mrs. Zainab Okwuosa, went missing after the defendant finished cleaning her room.
The prosecutor said the case was reported at the police station, and the defendant was arrested.
The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The Magistrate, Mr. M. A Adegbaye, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum.
Adegbaye adjourned the case until October 12.