The police have charged the mother of a six-month-old baby, Victoria Kola, with the theft of ladies’ accessories worth N246,550 from a supermarket.
30yrs old Kola, a resident of Lekki, was arraigned on a one-count charge of stealing before Mrs A.A. Adetunji of an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court, Lagos.
How did it happen?
Prosecuting Sergeant Friday Mameh said that the defendant committed the offence around 9:45am on May 13, at Prince Ebeano Supermarket along Admiralty Way, Lekki Phase 1.
Mameh listed the allegedly stolen items as: face powder, three sleek lipsticks, 10 sets of earrings, one Frank Bee eye lashes and one beauty eye treatment.
Others are: four bangles; three hobnobs biscuits, one make-up bag and 14 Italian hair packs, all valued at N246,550, belonging to Prince Ebeano.
According to Mameh, the defendant was identified and caught through footage from closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras installed within the supermarket.
The offence, the prosecutor added, contravened Section 287 of the Criminal Law.
Even with the CCTV evidence the lady still pleaded not guilty.
Magistrate Adetunji granted her N100,000 bail with two sureties in the like sum, who must show evidence of three years tax payment. She will be in prison until the bail conditions are met.
The case was adjourned till May 31.
– Looks like she need those stuff to join the pepper them gang and hit the road. Sigh!