23-year-old house help remanded over attempt to kidnap boss

By Simdi Gloria:-

Olayemi Lawrence, a 23-year-old housemaid has been remanded by an Osogbo Magistrates’ Court over alleged stealing and attempted kidnap of her boss.

The accused was charged on five-counts bothering conspiracy, burglary, stealing, attempted arson and attempted kidnap of her boss.

The said offence was committed by the accused in December 2020 around 2am at Ilasa-Ijesha in Obokun.

ASP Abiodun Fagboyinbo, the Police prosecutor told the court that the accused person broke into the house of one Chief Mrs Eunice Abike Fateye of No. 5 Orofon Street and stole Itel P36 phone and one android mobile phone valued N150,000.

“She stole UBA ATM card and used it to withdraw the sum N305,000 from her Mrs Eunice’s UBA Account No. 20533055990 and also threatened to set her house ablaze if she refused to send the sum of N500,000.”

The prosecutor also alleged that the accused person attempted to Kidnap her boss by sending her series of text messages if she failed to send her the sum of N500,000.

The accused pleaded not guilty to the charges against her.

Mr Nagite Okobe, the defence counsel prayed the court to grant his client bail on most liberal term assuring that she has reliable sureties and willing to stand her trial.

The bail was opposed by Fagboyingbo stating that the accused will jump bail if granted and the life of the complainant who is her boss will be in danger because the agents of the accused person have been threatening the life of Chief Faleye.

Mr Adebayo Ajala, the magistrate transferred the matter to Ibokun Magistrates’ Court on the ground that the alleged offence was committed in that jurisdiction.
She also ordered that the accused be remanded at Ilesa Correctional Centre.

The case has been adjourned till January 18, 2021, for fresh arraignment.

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