Chioma David, a suspected commercial worker in Nigeria’s commercial nerve Lagos has been sent to prison after she was accused of stealing a customers $5,000.
The customer’s name is Bitrus Vengel and the incident took place at a guest house in Lekki, Lagos.
Local Police Division in Maroko arrested her and arraigned her in court to answer for her crime.
Magistrate A.M Davis of the Lagos Magistrate’s Court slammed a bail of N500,000 on her with two sureties.
Unable to meet the stringent bail conditions, she was ordered remanded at Kirikiri Correctional Facility, Apapa, Lagos, pending when she meets the bail condition, as the lower court adjourns the case to September 22.
Vengel had engaged the services of David for his pleasure at a guest house in Lekki area. Before he knew it his $5,000 and N100,000 suddenly disappeared while David also escaped.
He suspected that the lady she called in for his pleasure might have made away with his money.
He reported the matter at the police station. CSP Raji Ganiyu of the Maroko Division, Lekki told his men led by Inspector Mustapha Razag to fish out the suspect.
The Police team, after days of intelligence gathering tracked her to a hideout and arrested her.
David, from Southeastern part of Nigeria was charged before the Igbosere Magistrate’s Court sitting at the Ebute- Meta Magistrate’s Court, Lagos on a one count charge of stealing.
Reuben Solomon, police counsel told the Court in the charge marked F/21/2022 that the woman committed the offence on 5, August, 2022 at Farmcity, on Admiralty Road, Lekki Phase I, Lagos.
He said the complainant reported that he engaged the service of David at a guest house but that before he knew it, his $5,000 and N100,000 cash suddenly disappeared while she also fled and that he suspected she stole his money.
The offence of stealing is punishable under session 287 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The one count charge reads “that you Chioma David on 5 August, 2022 at about 0600hrs at Farmcity along Admiralty Road, Lekki Phase I, Lagos did steal $5,000 and N100,000 cash belonging to Bitrus Vengel.”
She, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.