A Kaduna Chief Magistrates’ Court on Friday arraigned a housemaid identified as Aisha Abdullahi for allegedly stealing her employer’s gold jewellery worth N10 million.
The 23-year-old housemaid was charged on a two-count charge of conspiracy and stealing. Abdullahi, who resides at No. 3, Isa Kaita Road, Kaduna, however, pleaded not guilty.
The prosecutor, Chidi Leo, said Abdullahi stole the jewellery from Hajiya Jamila Ahmed of Rigasa, Kaduna. He submitted that Ahmed reported the theft at the Gabasawa Divisional Police Station on October 3.
Leo added that the defendant conspired with two others at large and stole the jewellery.
He told the court that the housemaid was arrested after she was seen in a close circuit camera committing the theft.
He noted that the alleged offences contravened Sections 59 and 209 of the Kaduna State Penal Code, Law of 2017.
The Magistrate, Mr Ibrahim Emmanuel, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N500, 000 with two sureties in like sum. He directed that one of the sureties must be a blood relation of the housemaid.
The magistrate also ordered that the sureties must be gainfully employed.
He adjourned the case until October 29 for hearing.