Gate man arraigned for allegedly stealing wig worth N125,000

A 23-year-old gate man, Akpan Ekemini, who police accused of allegedly stealing wig, valued at N125, 000, belonging to his boss on Tuesday, appeared before an Ogudu Magistrates’ Court, Lagos.

Police charge Ekemini, who resides at Kujore Street, Ojota, with stealing.

Gate man arraigned for allegedly stealing wig worth N125,000 lailasnews
Gate man arraigned for allegedly stealing wig worth N125,000


The prosecutor, Insp. Lucky Ihiehie, told the court that Ekemini committed the offence on November 9 at Ogudu GRA, Lagos.

The same date, he said, the complainant, Mrs Josephine Iniedu, reported the crime to the Ogudu Police Station.

The prosecutor alleged that the accused stole his boss’ human hair wig, valued at N125, 000; two bicycles, valued at N40, 500; a Blackberry phone, and a wall fan.

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Ihiehie put the total value of stolen items at N216, 000.

Ihiehie alleged that during questioning, the accused admitted to the police that he stole the said items and sold same to one Ezekiel, a cook, for N7,000.

The offences, the prosecutor said, contravened the provisions of Sections 287 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State 2015 (Revised).

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Section 287 stipulates a seven-year jail term for stealing.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Magistrate E. Kubeinje, admitted the accused to bail in the sum of N100, 000 with two sureties in like sum.

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Kubeinje ordered that the surety must be gainfully employed and present evidence of two years tax payment to the Lagos State Government.

She adjourned the case until December 19 for mention.

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  1. What will the police investigate again since he has accepted he stole it and sold it 7k,they should go to the person they sold it to and collect it,125k is too much for just 7k

  2. May be these people have not been good with him so he decides to pay them back but its quite unfortunate that he was caught . on the other hand he may not be guilty of the crime laid against him. The police should do a proper work

  3. This guy is insane , he stole weavon worth 250000 and sold it for 7000 , he must done it out of frustration of hunger

  4. Criminals everywhere, Akpan Ekemini should be jailed but his boss should be asked if she pays her gate man often she might have also contributed to what happened.

  5. When a person is not content with what he have that’s what happen.let him face the consequence of his action, stealing is stealing

  6. What’s left to investigate when the gate man had accepted he stole the said items.?tge police should swim into action. When a guard that is supposed to keep an eye on who comes in and what they leave with, is now the robber, then the boss is not safe. God should have mercy and save us from those watching us that we are not watching.

  7. What kind of demeaning act is that, stealing and selling a wig at a ridiculous price, something that cost far more… Ole oshi

  8. I think the police need to invesgate really well because I don’t know what he will be doing with a wig or he might be planning to sell it or dash it out

  9. You can imagine. He sold what he stole over 200k plus for 7k and was bailed with 100k and 2 shortees. #thief no get sense o

  10. What an extent of desperation. Is he not being paid. If the boss is not paying him well or he not being treated right, then, the boss deserve it. But if not, the man is wicked. Look at how cheap he sold the items for crying out loud

  11. Every day we hear news of stealing. Could it be caused by hunger? But wait o, human hair or wig whatsoever, cost #125,000? Wonderful! That’s equivalent to a plot of land.

  12. Those employing gate keepers and house helpers should set boundaries as to where they should have access to. Ogas and madams should be very careful with them even as they carry out their duties. Cases of house help and gate keepers stealing is too much.

  13. hunger must have squeezed the small intestine of the gate man for him to see all those items for 7k. he probably didnt know the value of the things he stole, especially the wig and probably the cook himself didnt know the worth of the wig he bought. we dont support stealing but the boss should be asked the last time this gate man was paid his salary. sad that it has to go down this way for both the gate man and boss

  14. This man accepted that he stole the wig and sold it at the rate of 7k, there should be proper investigation both on the buyer and the seller.

  15. Omo why would a gate man ,put this can of thing na ,I impulse there investigate it well before any conclusions.oo that my own oo

  16. This gatekeeper fall my hand I swear. Why would you steal things that does not belong to you. He is suppose to be in charge of security of the house.

  17. I think is high time all this rich people should stop hiring workers for their own good and do their work themselves, you can park and open your gate yourself. Too bad

  18. Why must you steal from your employer and you are pleading not guilty again I just hope you find a surety if not your jail term is knocking

  19. He confess that he took the items but pleaded not guilty to the charge Hmmmm proper investigation should be made because he might do that for a reason but what pains me on this is that he don’t know the worth of the items he stole expecially the weavon. Some boss are heartless eeeh expecially women they can take advantage on the poor most expecially if they know they are your only hope. Sufferness no go kill the poor people in this country in Jesus name Amen. I don’t like the way some of the rich people behave at all but God will help us all sha. The police should investigate the matter well please

  20. Why stealing from your boss? This is the latest or what is really happening? They should stop this act! Maybe they will learn in the hard way when they enter jail….

  21. This guys are very funny nowadays, the one for yesterday stole panties and undies for a hole panty girlfriend, so I think this one too stole the wigs for her girlfriend or her wife. Naughty being sha, let him play for a little time in prison

  22. “Man must survive” how can he steal product worth #125,000 and other valuable items and resell at #7k,,,guy ,are you cursed?

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