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Food Vendor is Accused of Stealing N40m Jewellery in Lagos

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A 42-year-old food vendor, Janet Kenu, who allegedly broke into a residential house and stole jewellery worth N40 million, was Thursday charged before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

Kenu, from Cotonu in Benin Republic, is standing trial on a three-count charge of conspiracy, stealing and breaking and entering.

Prosecuting Corporal Cyriacus Osuji told the court that the defendant committed the alleged offences on March 10, at noon, at A10, Nicon Town, Lekki Expressway, Lekki, Lagos.

He said that the defendant broke into the house of one Ajisola Yomi, and stole jewellery worth N40 million.

According to the prosecutor the offences contravened Sections 285 (8), 305 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

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The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Section 285 (7) provides for seven years imprisonment for any person found guilty of such offence.

Magistrate A. G. Omoyele granted her bail in the sum of N1 million with two sureties in the like sum, who should not be low level civil servants and must have verifiable addresses.

She adjourned the case till April 26 for mention.


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