Madam Monsurat: Woman to spend 2 years in jail for stealing N800,000 worth of jewelry in Oshodi

by Akan Ido

Monsurat Ismalia, mother of five children was earlier today sentenced to 2 years imprisonment for stealing jewelry worth N800,000.

Ismaila, 27, was convicted on two counts of conspiracy and stealing and was not given an option of fine.

The Magistrate of the Oshodi Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, M.R Osho-Adebiyi said the woman was not truthful in her evidence.

“The accused is found guilty of the offences, going by the facts before the court,” she held.

The woman was reportedly arraigned on March 20 on a two-count charge, but she pleaded not guilty.

The court granted her bail in the sum of N500, 000 with two sureties in like sum.

The prosecutor, Corporal Kehinde Olatunde said Ismalia had pretended to be buying the jewelry in one Shadia Lawal’s shop in Oshodi but hid them in her handbag on March 22.

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