Housemaid gets N.5m bail for stealing employer’s money

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A 28-year-old housemaid, Anna Payaro, who allegedly stole cash sum and other items worth N3,142,500, from her employer, has been arrested and charged to court.

According to the police, Payaro and others who are still at large conspired to commit the alleged offences on May 27, 2016, at about 3.00 p.m., at Goshen Estate, Lekki.

Payaro is facing a three-count charge bordering on conspiracy, burglary and stealing preferred against her before the Igbosere magistrates’ court.

According to the police, Payaro broke into the house of one Olatunde Adepoju and stole $1,000, £500 and N300,000 cash.
Payaro’s offences was punishable under sections 409, 305(a) (b) and 285(10) of the criminal laws of Lagos State of Nigeria 2011.

Earlier when the charge was read to the defendant, she pleaded not guilt.

The presiding magistrate, A. T. Omoyele, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum, adding that that sureties should be gainfully employed and show evidence of tax payment.
The magistrate adjourned the case till July 4 for mention.