This Nollywood actress was beaten and arrested for theft in Lagos (PHOTOS)

by Oge Okonkwo

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Yewande Akilapa is not a prominent face in the industry and is slowly working her way up, but recently she has been associated with one of the worst vices that can bring a man down – stealing.

Yetunde begging after she was caught.

According to blogger Stella Dimoko Korkus, Ms. Akilapa is not a first time offender when it comes to pilfering, sometime in February last year she was arrested and detained for theft in Somolu area of Lagos State but a conviction could not be obtained due to lack of sufficient evidence.


Yetunde begging and swearing she would never do it again.

Another incident occurred where she was caught red-handed and beaten by an angry residents before she was taken away by the police.

This is how blogger Stella Dimoko Korkus explained the incident:

On Sunday Morning of January 12, 2014, there was a loud noise in Magodo phase 2, No 15 Ibitayo street to be precise and people were shouting ”thief thief”! and running after a lady in a black dress…the lady in the black dress was running like a horse without shoes, running inside a walled estate…
unfortunately for her, before she could get to the gate, the security on duty mobilised and caught her.
 
She was escorted back to number 15 Ibitayo street where she had been caught inside the master bedroom with a bunch of master keys hidden in her brassiere.
Funny enough the occupants of this house are not friends with the actress and have never met her before or share close friends with her but something strange may be the missing link.
 
A day before their Nanny resigned from the job stating she could no longer do it… strange? Probably a coincidence.
 
The occupants of the flat had gone to church but the sister to the head of the family arrived home a little early to attend to her business…*now imagine this scenario*
 
She put the key into the lock, opened the door, goes inside to find Yetunde who was startled and started stammering, she was asked what she was doing there and after mumbling some mumbo-jumbo, she exited the flat and ran with her legs touching the back of her head… there were cries of ”thief” to attract others and after they caught her, she was beaten to a pulp, questioned and handed over to the Police after she implicated a lot of innocent people in her story… these people however arrived the venue to clear their names after agreeing that they know her.
 
Yetunde’s younger sister was called on the phone to come and see her sister who had been involved in an accident but the sister refused that she would come to the venue and hung up the phone.
 
According to the report Yetunde insisted she had gone to wait for a friend inside the flat….
She could not answer how she found herself inside until she was searched and a bunch of master keys found inside her brassiere.
 
In February 2013, Yetunde was arrested for stealing a bunch of master keys…she was sent to Kirikiri prison and after a few months there,  she gained her freedom in November 2013 and in December 2013 she granted an interview describing how her friends set her up
 
 Yetunde, who is in the Odunfa Caucus of the Yoruba film industry headed by veteran actors; Taiwo Hassan aka Ogogo and Yinka Quadri, alleged that her friends set her up, which was why she went through the bitter experience, she said it was all because of a little misunderstanding and disclosed that she had since stopped her relationship with those who implicated her. She disclosed that her friends, who got her into trouble, even behaved as if they were trying to help her out of the case, but that they were actually behind her being thrown into the police net and taken to court.

Yetunde is currently being detained for attempted theft and possession of a bunch of master keys….probably the same one she was accused of stealing last year but acquitted because they found nothing on her.


yetunde crying on the floor after being beaten and disgraced

Yetunde after she was beaten by the angry residents

 

– [Photo credit: H/T SDK]

Comments (4)

  1. For any society to prosper, there has to be law and order. Why is it acceptable in most part of Africa for people who are not authorities, to take the law into there own hands.Theirs no justification to beat someone almost to death because of stealing, not even the authorities have the power to do so.As long as our culture is tolerant toward such violence, it will stop there.It would continue in our homes on to the authorities abusing their power. This scene is horrific and larks regards for human life. Not even the reporter whom I consider intelligent enough,would not see how wrong things can go when anarchy breaks out. She's no angel, but she deserve do process of law. I hope our education system all over Africa start teaching the importance of basic human rights. I can't believe someone is more concern about the image of Nollywood,this's pathetic.

  2. Are you serious???For any society to prosper, there has to be law and order. Why is it acceptable in most part of Africa for people who are not authorities, to take the law into there own hands.Theirs no justification to beat someone almost to death because of stealing, not even the authorities have that power to do so.As long as our culture is tolerant towards violent acts like this, it won't stop there it will continue in our homes on to the authorities abusing their power. This scene is horrific and larks regards for human life. Not even the reporter whom I consider intelligent enough could not see wrong this can go, when anarchy breaks out. She's no angel, but she deserve due process of the law.I hope our education system all Africa start teaching the importance of basic human rights. I can't believe Onyinye is more concern about the image of Nollywood than the life of another humanbeing.This make me sick in the stomach!

  3. For any society to prosper, there has to be law and order. Why is it acceptable in most part of Africa for people who are not authorities, to take the law into there own hands.Theirs no justification to beat someone almost to death because of stealing, not even the authorities have the power to do so.As long as our culture is tolerant toward such violence, it will stop there.It would continue in our homes on to the authorities abusing their power. This scene is horrific and larks regards for human life. Not even the reporter whom I consider intelligent enough,would not see how wrong things can go when anarchy breaks out. She's no angel, but she deserve do process of law. I hope our education system all over Africa start teaching the importance of basic human rights. I can't believe someone is more concern about the image of Nollywood,that's pathetic.

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