Cleaner Accused of Stealing Employer’s N780,000 Appears in Court
In a Kaduna Chief Magistrates’ Court, a 29-year-old cleaner, Rakiya Garba, faced charges of allegedly stealing N780,000 belonging to her employer, Hajiya Aisha Sadiq.
Residing in Malali Kaduna, the defendant was charged with breach of trust and stealing but pleaded not guilty.
According to Prosecutor Inspector Chidi Leo, the incident occurred on January 27 at Ungwan Sarki in Kaduna State. The defendant, employed as a cleaner by the complainant, purportedly entered her employer’s bedroom and took N780,000 intended for her children’s tuition fees.
During police investigation, the defendant reportedly confessed to the crime, leading to the recovery of N380,000.
The offences are said to contravene the Penal Code of Kaduna State, 2017.
Granting bail, Magistrate Ibrahim Emmanuel set the amount at N200,000 with two sureties in like sum, one of whom must be a blood relation. The sureties are required to be gainfully employed with proof of two years’ tax payment to the Kaduna State Government.
The case was adjourned until March 7 for further hearing.