A landlady, Bature Anumiuyu, has been dragged to the court of law for allegedly stealing foodstuff from her tenant.
NAN reports that the 33-year-old woman broke into the shop of one of her tenants named Mr. John Omeoha. She carted away bags of foodstuff worth N297,000 from the shop. Omeoha who had locked his shop for a while because his wife just gave birth, said:
“The accused made away with 15 bags of rice, four bags of beans and three bags of garri, all valued at N297,000. She had asked me to move out of the shop that she wanted to make use of it. But I pleaded with her to give me more time to secure an alternative place.
“But on the said date, I passed by the shop and found out that my shop had been burgled and some goods carted away,’’ he said.
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It was after series of investigations that she was arrested. She was then arraigned at an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court, Lagos on the counts of burglary, stealing and a breach of the peace.
The prosecutor, Sgt. Babaji Ishaku, told the court that the accused committed the offences at Aremu Lawal Street, New Oko-Oba in Abule-Egba area of Lagos state, at about 2:30 p.m. on December 5, 2016.
She was however granted a N 100,000 bail on Thursday, January 12. The Magistrate, Mr. J.A. Adegun, ordered the accused to provide a surety in like sum that must be gainfully employed. He also ruled that the surety must provide evidence of tax payment to the Lagos State Government and adjourned the case to January 17 for hearing.