The Osun State Police Command has arraigned a housemaid identified as Olayemi Lawrence before the Osun State Magistrates’ Court for allegedly attempting to kidnap her employer, Eunice Fateye.
Information gathered revealed that the suspect allegedly broke into the residence of her employer and stole some of her personal effects and money.
Police prosecutor, Abiodun Fagboyinbo, told the court that the 23-year-old in December 2020 in Ilesa-Ijesha, entered the residence of Fateye and stole mobile phones valued at N150,000.
It was reported that he stole an ATM card belonging to the woman and withdrew a sum of N305,000 from her account.
The police prosecutor added that the defendant threatened to set the house of her boss on fire if she fails to send her a sum of N500,000.
Fagboyinbo noted that Olayemi also sent threat messages to her.
The offences were said to be contrary to and punishable under sections 410 and 390(9) of the Criminal Code Cap. 34 Vol. Il Laws of Osun State 2002.
Olayemi, however, pleaded not guilty to the five counts of attempted kidnapping, attempted arson and burglary.
Okobe Nagite, who announced appearance for the defendant, moved oral bail application for her, but the application was opposed by the prosecutor.
Magistrate Adebayo Ajala, in his ruling, directed that the matter be moved to Ibokun since the offences were not committed under her magisterial district.
Ajala remanded the defendant in the Ilesa Custodial Centre and adjourned the matter till January 18, 2021.
In a related development, the Benue State Command of the Nigeria Police has confirmed the death of Chidimma Omah, a man allegedly set ablaze by his 18-year-old lover.
According to the Police, Omah’s house, located on Zaki Biam Street in Makurdi, the state capital was set on fire by his 18-year-old girlfriend, Alex Esther around 2 am on Monday.
Source: Naija News