For supposedly breaking into the home of a serving judge in Lagos State, Justice Mariam Emeya, and taking gems worth N30m, six men have been charged under the steady gaze of a Magistrates’ Court in Igbosere.
The respondents, Mujaudu Alawiye, 59; Achrigbo Sunday, 20; Emmanuel Frank, 23; Akintunde Jude, 28; Adeniji Bashir, 18; and Boniface Nneji, 52, were summoned on four tallies verging on scheme, breaking and entering, and taking.
The respondents had on May 28, 2019, around 12am, supposedly broke into the judge’s home in Chevron, Ajah.
As per the police investigator, Inspector Edward Abiodun, the litigants stole four arrangements of gold bangles, one lot of little bangle, one major gold chain, one little gold chain, four gold rings, three arrangements of gold gems, four arrangements of gold hoops, four arrangements of gold pendants, two gold hand chains, a gold chain with enormous blue valuable stone and a major gold chain, all value N30m.
He included that the offenses were culpable under areas 411, 307 (a) (c) and 287 (5) (f) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The managing justice, O. O. Oshin, conceded the first and 6th respondents to safeguard in the whole of N100,000 each, while the second, third, fourth and fifth litigants were confessed to safeguard in the total of N300,000 with two sureties each in like aggregate.
She said the addresses of the sureties must be confirmed and dismissed the case till July 3 for notice.