One Mr. Paul Agbota, who used to work as a domestic staff of a one time Minister of External Affairs, has been arraigned before a Magistrate Court sitting in Ikeja for stealing watches and luxury accessories found to be worth N20 million.
Paul Agbota aged 29 and resides in Ikeja, is currently facing trial for stealing on a two count charge of stealing and conspiracy. According to the prosecutor, ASP Eranus Nnamonu, who alleged that Agbota had committed the offences at the former minister’s home in No. 3, Femi Duru Close, Opebi, Lagos on April 23, 2015 at about 5:30pm.
Agbota was also accused of conspiring with other criminals to steal a Rolex watch said to be worth N11 million from the ex minister, Professor Bolaji Akinyemi. The prosecution also accused Agbota of stealing other watches and valuables worth N9 million.
The accused was charged in accordance of Sections 285 and 409 of the Criminals Law of Lagos State, 2011.
Agbota however pleaded not guilty to all the charges brought against him.
The presiding Magistrate, Mrs. Abimbola Komolafe, set bail conditions for the accused at N1 million with two sureties worth the same amount along with an order for the sum of N50,000 to be deposited in the office of the deputy registrar of the court.