Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Mortuary staff charged with stealing jewelries valued N4m from the dead

The Nigerian police in Benin City have arraigned two mortuary workers for allegedly stealing jewelries valued at four million naira placed in the coffin of a dead woman, Mrs. Esther Akora.

The accused, Osaro Benjamin and Idowu Eriemator, who are both employees of Stella Obasanjo Hospital, in Benin City, allegedly committed the offence on 12 May, at the morgue of the hospital, along Country Home Road, off Sapele Road.

The stolen jewelries are gold ear-rings, gold necklace and a gold wedding ring, all valued at four million naira.

The accused persons who pleaded not guilty to the charge, will be jailed two or three years, if convicted.

Presiding Chief Magistrate, Frank Idiake, granted bail in the sum of 500 thousand naira, each with a surety each in like sum. The sureties must be resident within the court's jurisdiction.

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