Housemaid steals boss money, properties attempts to abduct employer

One Olayemi Lawrence, who allegedly attempted to abduct her employer, Eunice Fateye, was arraigned before an Osun State Magistrates’ Court, sitting in Osogbo.

The police prosecutor, Abiodun Fagboyinbo, told the court, that Olayemi, in December 2020 in Ilesa-Ijesha, entered the residence of Fateye and stole mobile phones, her personal effects,  money valued at N150,000 and an ATM card belonging to the woman which he used to withdrew a sum of N305,000 from her account.

After perpetrating the act, the the defendant threatened to raze the house of her boss if she refused to send her a sum of N500,000, adding that Olayemi also sent threat messages to her.

The prosecutor on Tuesday said the offences were contrary to and punishable under sections 410 and 390(9) of the Criminal Code Cap. 34 Vol. Il Laws of Osun State 2002.

Olayemi, however, pleaded not guilty to the five counts of attempted kidnapping, attempted arson and burglary.

Okobe Nagite, who announced appearance for the defendant, moved oral bail application for her, but the application was opposed by the prosecutor as Magistrate Adebayo Ajala directed that the matter be moved to Ibokun since the offences were not committed under her magisterial district.

Ajala remanded the defendant in the Ilesa Custodial Centre and adjourned the matter till January 18, 2021.

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