The police in Lagos on Tuesday arraigned a 32-year-old carpenter, Efuntade Ajibola, who allegedly entered his Chinese employers’ rooms and stole totally different currencies.
Ajibola appeared earlier than an Ebute Meta Magistrates’ Court on a three-count cost.
Ajibola was accused of stealing $5,000, N1 million, $470 and 300 Renminbi (Chinese foreign money).
He, nevertheless, pleaded not responsible.
The prosecutor, Insp. Moses Uamdemevbo, had submitted that Ajibola stole the cash from Messrs Guan Shuai and Will Zhao on Nov. three, 2017 and Nov.13, 2017 at CCECC premises at No. 46, Nnamdi Azikwe Road, Nigerian Railway compound, Ebute Meta, Lagos.
He stated that the accused broke into the foreigners’ residence to steal the cash.
“The complainants, who at all times stored cash of their rooms as a result of they paid staff on every day foundation, started to understand that some notes had been at all times lacking.
“They decided to install a CCTV camera in their house and found out that it was the accused, who used a duplicate key to open the rooms and steal money,” he stated.
He stated that the offences contravened Sections 280(1) and 308(1) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The Magistrate, Mrs Bola Folarin-Williams, granted the accused bail within the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum.
She adjourned the case till March three for substantive trial.