A Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court on Friday sentenced a housekeeper, Helen Wilson and her boyfriend, Martins Musa, to seven years imprisonment each for stealing property and cash worth seven million naira.
Wilson, 28, resides with her employer at Victoria Island while Musa, 25, resides at No. 50, Ibadan Str., Ebute-Metta, Lagos.
The two were standing trial on a three-count charge of conspiracy, stealing and possession of criminal charm.
They pleaded guilty to stealing property and cash worth seven million naira and not guilty on charges of conspiracy and possession of criminal charm.
In his judgment, the Chief Magistrate, Mr P. A. Ojo, granted bail to the accused persons in the sum of N500, 000 each with two sureties each in like sum on count one and three.
Ojo, however, sentenced Wilson and Musa to seven years imprisonment each without an option of fine.
He adjourned the case till April 19 for continuation of trial on count one and count three.
The Prosecutor, Insp. Roman Unuigbe, told court that the convicts, and others still at large, committed the offences between January and March 3 at 1004 Estate, Victoria Island.
He said that the duo stole wrappers, wrist-watches, hand bags, ipad, foreign currencies and also sold the employer’s Toyota Camry car, all valued at seven million naira.
The prosecutor said that Wilson, who worked as a housekeeper for one Aisha Yakubu, invited her boyfriend, Musa to her employer’s house when she travelled.
Unuigbe told court that when the convicts were apprehended at Adamawa, a fetish ring was found in their possession.
He said that the offences contravened Sections 287 (10), 133 (b) and 411 of the Criminal Law Cap C17 Voll. 3 Laws of Lagos State, 2015 (NAN)