Nollywood Actress Charged To Court Again For Theft
Nollywood actress, Yetunde Akilapa has not changed from her old ways and has gotten herself in trouble again.
The actress is standing trial for a three-count charge bordering on burglary and stealing.
This is the fourth time the actress has been caught breaking into people's homes in Lagos, Nigeria.
On Thursday, July 5, 2018, Akilapa was brought before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court for breaking in and stealing of valuables worth 7 million Naira.
The 32-year-old actress pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Police Prosecutor, Benson Emuerhi told the court that the Akilapa committed the offenses on June 27 at No. 14/16, Mutairu St., Shangisha, Ketu, a suburb of Lagos, at 2.10 p.m.
According to Emurehi, Akilapa was caught while trying to enter the apartment of the complainant, Adeboye Lamidi.
Lamidi alleged that he was in his sitting room while Akilapa was trying to open the door of his apartment with a key from outside.
Emurehi also alleged that Akilapa on November 16, 2015, at 3.00 p.m. broke into the residence of Oyinlola Tuga by unlocking the door with a master key.
Tuga reported that the accused stole jewelry, bags and other valuables worth 7 million Naira.
“Tuga alleged that after raising an alarm that his house had been burgled, his neighbours told him that they saw the accused park her car with registration no. MUS 689 CZ in front of the complainant’s house.
“They challenged her and found the stolen items and a hundred bunch of keys on her. The accused was apprehended and handed over to the police at Ifako Police Station,” Emurehi said.
The Magistrate, Olufunke Sule-Amzat, granted the accused bail in the sum of 200,000 Naira with two responsible sureties.
Sule-Amzat said the sureties must be gainfully employed with an evidence of two years tax payment to the Lagos State Government.
She adjourned the case until October 22.
This will be the fourth time she has been arrested for stealing.
In 2013, Akilapa was remanded at the Kirikiri Maximum prison for some months after she was arrested in a robbery case.
On Sunday, 12 January 2014, the actress was again caught stealing at Magodo Estate, Lagos, and just a year later, she returned to her old ways and was caught stealing equipment's from an IT store.
Akilapa became popular in 2013 after she starred in the movie “Ileri-Oluwa’'