Housekeeper faces N1m jewellery theft charge


A 26-year-old housekeeper, Happiness Michael, who allegedly stole her employer’s jewellery and cash worth N1 million, was on Thursday brought before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court, Lagos.

Michael, whose address was not provided, is facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and stealing.


The Prosecutor, Insp. Ingobo Emby, told the court that the defendant and others, still at large, committed the alleged offences on Oct. 17, at Lekki Gardens Horizon 2, behind Enyo Filling Station, Lagos.

Emby said that the defendant stole the jewellery valued at N600,000, and cash sum of N460,000, belonging to the complainant, one Mr Dolapo Adekanbi.

According to him, the offences contravened Sections 287 (7) and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

Michael, however, pleaded innocent of the charge.


The Magistrate, Mrs A.A. Runsewe, granted her bail in the sum of N50,000, with two sureties in like sum.

She said that one of the sureties must be a close relation of the defendant, who must be gainfully employed.

Runsewe adjourned the case until Nov. 11, for mention.