Nanny arraigned over employer’s missing foreign currency

Nigerian police

Police have charged a nanny, Kemi Odetayo, in an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing her employer’s $1,300, 2,300 Euros and 200 pounds.

The 46-year-old, resident at 2 Akanni Dosumu Street, Ilupeju, Lagos, pleaded not guilty on Thursday to charges of unlawful entry and stealing.


The court heard that the offences were committed on May 20 and May 25.

Police prosecutor, Mike Unah, alleged that the nanny broke into her employer’s bedroom and stole the money belonging to Babatunde Sofola.

Mr Unah alleged that the defendant also stole Korres Summer Wood Cologne valued at N12,000, a trouser, one T-shirt and a navy shorts.

He said the alleged offences contravened the provisions of sections 287 and 308 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.


Magistrate A. A. Fashola admitted Odetayo to bail in the sum of N200,000 alongside two sureties in like sum.

The case was adjourned till September 11 for hearing.