Nollywood Actress, Yetunde Akilapa Docked For Stealing

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Known for her stealing prowess,  Nollywood actress, Yetunde allegedly caught stealing was on Thursday docked before an Ikeja Chief
Magistrates’ Court for breaking in and stealing valuables worth N7 million.

The actress, 32, who lives at
No.7, Oladelola St., Ketu area of Lagos, is standing trial on a three-count
charge bordering on burglary and stealing to which she pleaded not guilty.

Police Prosecutor Benson Emuerhi
told the court that the accused committed the offences on June 27 at No. 14/16,
Mutairu St., Shangisha, Ketu, a suburb of Lagos, at 2.10 p.m.

According to him, the accused was
apprehended while trying to enter the apartment of the complainant, Mr Adeboye
Lamidi.

“Akilapa used a different key to
unlock the door of the complainant house but was caught in the act,” he said.

The prosecutor also alleged that
the accused on Nov. 16, 2015 at 3.00 p.m. also broke into the residence of
Oyinlola Tuga by unlocking the door with a master key.

“Tuga alleged that after raising
alarm that his house had been burgled, his neighbours told him that they saw
the accused parked her car with registration no. MUS 689 CZ in front of the
complainant’s house.

“They challenged her and found
the stolen items and a hundred bunch of keys on her.

“The accused was apprehended and
handed over to the police at Ifako Police Station,” he said.

The actress was sometime in 2013
sent to the Kirikiri Prison and after a few months regained her freedom in
November 2013.

In Jan. 12, 2014, she was again
caught trying to steal with a bunch of master keys hidden in her brassiere at a
house in Magodo Phase 2.

The offences contravened Sections
287, 307 and 308 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 (Revised) and Section
287 stipulates a three-year jail term for stealing, while Section 307
prescribes seven years for burglary.

The Magistrate, Olufunke
Sule-Amzat, granted the accused bail in the sum of N200,000 with two
responsible sureties.

Sule-Amzat said the sureties must
be gainfully employed with an evidence of two years tax payment to the Lagos
State Government.

She adjourned the case until Oct.
22.

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