The Nigeria Police has arraigned a 60- year-old woman, Adenike Okunbanjo, before a Lagos State Chief Magistrate’s Court in Ikeja, for allegedly stealing 99 pieces of iPhones worth N14.85 million.
The defendant, a businesswoman who resides at 1, Alade St., Temidire, Ibafo, Ogun State, is charged with conspiracy and theft.
The Prosecution Counsel, ASP Raji Akeem, told the court that the offence was committed on Jan. 16, 2017 at Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.
He said that the iPhones worth N14. 85 million, were shipped to Lagos from the U.S. by Mr Bolaji Ogunsanya to be delivered to someone named “Mr Azeez” in Lagos.
The prosecutor said that the consignment arrived in Lagos but got missing at the airport and all efforts to locate it failed.
ASP Akeem said that the complainant furnished the police with the International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) of all the phones.
The prosecutor also said that one of the IMEI of the phone was traced to the defendant and she was tracked and arrested.
Akeem also said that on searching her house, four of the iPhones were found.
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The offence, he said, contravenes the provisions of sections 287 and 411 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015.
The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Bolanle Osunsanmi, granted the defendant to bail of N2 million with two sureties in like sum.
Subsequently the court adjourned the case till Sept. 28 for mention.