This is a serious matter, for allegedly breaking in and stealing valuables worth N7 million, Nollywood Yoruba actress, Yetunde Akilapa on Thursday faced an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court.
Recalled that the 32-year-old actress was allegedly caught while trying to gain entrance into an apartment of one Mr Adeboye Lamidi on June 27 at No. 14/16, Mutairu Street in Shangisha, Ketu, Lagos with several masters keys.
The Police Prosecutor Benson Emuerhi who narrated the scene to the court said, “Akilapa used a different key to unlock the door of the complainant house but was caught in the act. Adding 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 an 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 added.
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.
She pleaded guilty on the three-count charge bordering on burglary and stealing and the Magistrate, Olufunke Sule-Amzat, granted her bail in the sum of N200,000 with two responsible sureties and the case was adjourned until Oct. 22.
Hmm, this is the fourth time the actress has been caught stealing, some people said it’s not ordinary while some noted that she just want to belong by force.