Landlord steals tenant’s jewelry and cash worth 1.8million

A landlord has been arraigned for allegedly stealing his tenant’s jewelry and cash worth N1.8 million in Ogun state.

The 35-year-old identified as, Sunday Sorinola, was arraigned before an Abeokuta Magistrates’ Court on Friday.

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The Prosecutor, Insp. Mattew Famuyiwa, told the court that the Soriola who is facing a count charge of stealing, committed the offence on October 11, 2018, at about 8.15p.m at Adigbe area in Abeokuta.

Famuyiwa said that the accused broke into the room of the complainant, his tenant, and stole gold jewellery worth N1.8 million and cash amount of N562, 850. According to the prosecutor, the complainant left her apartment to purchase recharge card for her mobile phone.

“Before she returned the accused had broke into her room and stole the items,” the prosecutor said.

He said that after the incident, the complainant reported the matter at Adigbe Police Station after which the accused was apprehended. The prosecutor said that the offence contravened Section 390(9) of the Criminal Code Laws of Ogun, 2006.

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The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge against him. The Magistrate, Mr Olalekan Oke, granted the accused bail of N600,000 with two sureties in like sum. Oke said that one of the sureties must own a landed property and must be gainfully employed, and reside within the court’ s jurisdiction.

The prosecutor said that the sureties must also show evidence of tax payment to the Ogun Government. He, however, adjourned the case until February 5 for hearing.


  1. Why was he not pleased guilty is that he did not commit the crimes or the lady was lying against him, pls Nigeria judiciary come out plain all this cut and join story I don’t get it.

  2. If he is actually guilty then it’s a shame. How can a landlord steal from a tenant without shame. Maybe he has even been doing that, just that this one was too much.
    It’s possible that the landlord had spare keys to the rented apartment. Let’s be security conscious too. On no account should a landlord gain access to an apartment he has rented out. The tenants are entitled to their own privacy too.

  3. How can a tenant have such money and still lives as a tenant without getting his own place!! I find it so hard to believe.. Anyways the landlord should be on trial till proven guilty as charged

  4. He pleaded not guilty does that mean she’s accusing him of the stealing or she’s sure he stole her property please let’s be honest

  5. Hope the tenant has already packed out of the house if not majority of these landlords are wicked and heartless.

  6. Well that is very bad landlord for a landlord to be stealing his tenant something worth of 1.8 million thats very bad you are a landlord that will work for everything you need know that you’ll be stealing your tenant something

  7. Oga landlord… really try o….let him face the consequence of not been a responsible house owner.

  8. I don’t even know what to say about this,va landlord for that matter. Let him be released so that he can be able to go and make the money and pay the he stole it from to avoid throwing him out of his own house

  9. He should not go free…. You can imagine the insults tenants get from landlords if they can’t pay for rent

  10. And why is he pleading not guilty after the said committed crime I don’t seem to understand, he should return all what he stole before they prosecute him chikena

  11. Why breaking into his tenant’s house to steal? The mqn should be punished according to the law for his illegal act.

  12. No one is ment to b trusted dis days,if a landlord can b dis heartless to his own tenant den we re no longer save in rented apartment ooh he deserved to b punished severally so dat next tym he won’t repeat it

  13. Landlord!!!!!why now….after collecting your rent…you still steal from your tenant???….this is what Yoruba man taggs “ojukokoro”

  14. Nigeria seff
    Someone stole things worth 1.8million and you’re giving him bail of 600.000.
    But just small crime a commoner will commit, he’ll rot in jail.

  15. What a shameless landlord stealing tenant property , he has to face the consequence of his offence

  16. Is this for real how can a tenant have such huge amount at home and such jewellery and still be a tenant. If is true then the man shouldn’t go scot free

  17. Tenant has that kind of jewelry and still renting a house. I don’t accept the accusation .it looks like a set up

  18. The tenant cannot just conclude that the landlord is guilty of the stealing except she has a clean proof or evidence of her claims.

  19. Let proper investigation be carried out and if found guilty he should be punished accordingly.

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