A house keeper of Professor Bolaji Akinyemi, former Minister of External Affairs, has been accused of stealing a Rolex watch and other luxury items valued at nearly N20 million. The house keeper, Paul Agbota, 29, is facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and stealing at an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court, however, he entered a not-guilty plea.
Prosecutor ASP Eranus Nnamonu told the court that the accused committed the offense on April 23rd at the former Minister’s residence, and said that Agbota conspired with others who are still at large to steal from his employer. The Rolex is valued at N11 million, and he also allegedly stole other watches and luxury accessories valued at N9 million.
In the final ruling, the Magistrate, Mrs. Abimbola Komolafe, granted the accused bail in the sum of N1 million with two responsible sureties in like sum. She also ordered that the sum of N50,000 be deposited at the office of the court’s deputy registrar as part of the bail conditions.
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Professor Akinyemi loses Rolex Watch to House Keeper