Three women in court over theft of lace materials worth N10.2m

A 55-year-old businesswoman, Kuburat Sheu, and two others, were on Wednesday brought before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, over alleged stealing of lace materials valued at N10.2 million.

Others facing trial along with the businesswoman are Husseini Isiaka, 32 and Mutairu Abdullahi, 27, both sales representatives.

They are facing a three-count charge of conspiracy, stealing and receiving stolen goods.

The prosecutor, Peter Nwangwu, told the court that the accused committed the offences with others still at large on November 13, 2017 at No.11, Ereko St., Idumota, Lagos.

Nwangwu said that the sales representatives, who worked for Alhaja Remi Bakinson, stole three hundred bundles of assorted lace materials from the complainant’s warehouse.

“The sales representatives later sold 80 bundles of the materials to Sheu at N2.7million,’’ he said.

According to the prosecutor, the offences contravened Sections 287, 328 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

Section 287 stipulates three years jail term for the offenders.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

In her ruling, the Magistrate, Mrs Aje Afunwa, granted the trio bail of N900, 000 each with two responsible sureties in like sum.

Afunwa said that one of the sureties should be a blood relation of the accused.

She said that the sureties should be gainfully employed and show evidence of two years tax payment to the Lagos State Government.

She adjourned the case until March 19 for mention.

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