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Nanny in Court Over Alleged Theft of N10m Jewellery

 A 26-year-old nanny, Joy Amachi, who allegedly stole her employer’s gold jewellery worth N10 million, on Wednesday appeared before a Tinubu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

The accused, who is facing a two-count charge, however, pleaded not guilty.

The prosecutor, Insp Philip Osijiale, told the court that the accused connived with some others still at large to steal the property on September 21 at the residence of her employer in Lekki, Lagos.

He said that the accused absconded with the jewellery three months after she was employed.

“Amachi left her employer’s house without any explanation on September 21 and she came back on October 1, claiming that she was kidnapped.

“The complainant later discovered that all the gold jewellery in her box had disappeared,” he said.

Osijiale said that the offence contravened Sections 285 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

The Magistrate, Mrs Memunat Folami, granted Amachi bail in the sum of one million Naira with two sureties in like sum.

Folami said that the sureties must be blood relations of the accused and must be above 40 years.

She adjourned the case till December 6 for the mention.

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