House Boy Steals ex-Minister’s N20m Wrist Watches

The police on Thursday, 4th June, 2015, arraigned a man, Paul Agbota for stealing wrist watches and materials worth N20 million from his boss.

Agbota is houseboy to former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Professor Bolaji Akinyemi
Police prosecutor, ASP Eranus Nnamonu, told the court that the accused committed the offences on April 23 at 5.30pm at his employer’s residence at 3, Femi Deru Close, Opebi, Lagos.

Agbota, 29, who resides in Ikeja, is facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and stealing at an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court.

He, however, entered a not-guilty plea.

The prosecutor, ASP Eranus Nnamonu, told the court that the accused committed the offences on April 23 at 5.30pm at his employer’s residence at 3, Femi Deru Close, Opebi, Lagos.

Nnamonu said Agbota conspired with others still at large to steal from Akinyemi a Rolex watch valued at N11 million.

According to him, the accused also stole other watches and luxury accessories valued at N9 million.

Nnamonu said the offences contravened Sections 285 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

In her ruling, the Magistrate, Abimbola Komolafe, granted the accused bail in the sum of N1 million with two responsible sureties in like sum.

Komolafe also ordered that the sum of N50,000 be deposited at the office of the court’s deputy registrar as part of the bail conditions.

The case was adjourned to July 9 for hearing.

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