Five domestic workers of Oluyemisi Wada, ex-wife of former aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, on Wednesday appeared before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing gold jewellery valued at N105 million.
The suspects are Segun Akintola, 49; Tomisin Alade, 28; Felicia Musa, 23; Amaka Irozuru, 38; and Zakara Yau, 38.
Having been charged with five counts of conspiracy, housebreaking, stealing and possession of stolen item, they have pleaded not guilty.
Police prosecutor, Raphael Donny, told the court that the defendants conspired and broke into Yemisi’s bedroom to steal the jewellery.
He added that the defendants committed the offence with some others who are still at large on November 23, 2018 at 9 pm at Banana Island, Ikoyi, Lagos.
The prosecutor said the offences contravened the provisions of section 287, 307, 328 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015, (Revised).
Section 287 stipulates a seven-year jail term for stealing while Section 307 provides three years for house-breaking.
Chief Magistrate B. O. Osunsemi admitted the defendants to bail in the sum of N500,000 each with two responsible sureties each in like sum.
Osunsemi ordered that the sureties must be gainfully employed with an evidence of three years tax payment to the Lagos State Government and have their addresses verified by the court.
She also ordered that the sureties must be blood relations of the defendants and also reside within the court’s jurisdiction.
The defendants have been remanded in Kirikiri Prisons pending when the bail conditions are met.
Mrs Osunsemi adjourned the case until March 11 for trial.