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Houseboy steals goods worth N20million from employer



The police have arraigned a 29-year old houseboy, Adamu Haruna before a Kano State Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing his employer’s clothes and gold necklace worth N20.1 million.

Haruna also pleaded guilty to the charges against him.

After hearing the case, Senior Magistrate Aminu Fagge ordered the suspect be remanded in prison and adjourned the matter until Sept. 8 for a review of facts and sentencing.

The police had arraigned the accused, who is residing on Maiduguri Road in Kano, for stealing and the prosecuting officer also disclosed the offence contravened Section 289 of the Penal Code.

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The prosecutor, Inspector Yusuf Sale, told the court that one Hajiya Jidda Mohammed of the same address reported the matter at the Kano Metro Police Division on February 8.

Sale told the court that on February 8, the complainant woke up in the morning and discovered that her houseboy had entered her room.

Items reported stolen include: N2.5 million cash, four sets of gold necklace valued at N15 million, watches, clothes, shoes and bags. In total, the cash and the personal items stolen by the houseboy were valued at N20.1million.

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