Kemi Aweda, Osogbo
A 23-year-old female housemaid, Olayemi Lawrence has been remanded in Ilesha Corrections for alleged stealing and attempt kidnap of her boss identified as Chief Eunice Fateye.
Olayemi was dragged before an Osun State Magistrates’ Court sitting in Osogbo on five-count bothering on conspiracy, burglary, stealing, attempted arson and attempted kidnap of her boss.
The Police Prosecutor, ASP Abiodun Fagboyinbo in the charge brought before the court stated that “Olayemi, in December 2020 at about 2 AM Ilasa-Ijesha in Obokun, broke into the house of one Chief Mrs Eunice Abike Fateye of No. 5 Orofon Street to steal Itel P36 mobile phone and one android mobile phone valued N150,000.
“She stole UBA ATM card and used it to withdraw the sum N305,000 from her UBA Account No. 20533055990 and also threatened to set her house ablaze if refuse to send the sum of N500,000.
“Also, Olayemi attempted to commit felony to Kidnap of her boss by sending her series of text messages if she fails to send her the sum of N500,000.”
However, the defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge preferred against her.
The counsel for the defendant, Mr Nagite Okobe, prayed the court to grant her bail on most liberal term assuring the Magistrate that she has reliable sureties and willing to stand her trial.
The prosecutor, Fagboyingbo opposed the bail stating that she will jump bail if granted and the life of the complainant who is her boss will be in danger because the agents of the defendant have been threatening the life of Chief Faleye.
The Magistrate, Mr Adebayo Ajala transferred the matter to Ibokun magistrate court on the ground that the alleged offence was committed in that jurisdiction.
He ordered that she should be remanded in Ilesha Corrections and adjourned the matter to Monday, January 18, 2021, for fresh arraignment.