Domestic servant jailed for stealing N250,000 gold jewelry

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An Ogudu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Wednesday sentenced a domestic servant, Sarah Akapa, to eight months imprisonment for stealing her employers gold neck chain and two earrings worth N250, 000.


Akapa of Ketu, a suburb of Lagos State, pleaded guilty to the charge of stealing.

Delivering her judgment, the Magistrate, Mrs O. S. Amzat, advised the convict to turn a new leaf while in prison after sentencing her to eight months imprisonment with no option of fine.

Earlier, the Prosecutor, Sgt. Ihiehie Lucky, told the court that the offence was committed on Oct. 31 at the complainant’s house.

Ihiehie said the complainant reported the incident at Ketu Police Station in the early hours of Nov. 6.

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“The complainant, a trader, said that on Oct. 31 her house help stole her gold neck chain valued at N100, 000 and two gold earrings valued at N150, 000.

“When she was questioned, she confessed that she had given the items to her ex- boyfriend who came down from Ajah to collect them from her.

The offence committed contravened section 285 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

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