Adenike Okunbanjo, a 60- year-old woman, was on Monday, August 8, 2022, docked in an Ikeja Chief Magistrate’s Court 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, Raji Akeem, told the court that the offence was committed on Jan. 16, 2017, at Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.
Akeem 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.
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.
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 B. O Osunsanmi, granted the defendant to bail of N2 million with two sureties in like sum.
Osunsanmi adjourned the case until September 28 for mention.