A ten year old girl has confessed to the police that she stole her boss’ money on the instruction of her mother, Tope Hassan.
PM News reports that the incident happened at 21, Ajeniya Street in the Obalende, area of Lagos. The girl was taken by her mother to Raliat Opuoro to work as a house help. She reportedly stole N350,000 and confessed to the police that her mother had given her instruction to steal the woman’s money.
The girl said in her alleged confession: “My mother took me to the complainant to assist her because she was suffering from eye sight related problems with the instructions by my mother that anytime I come I across my madam’s money I should steal it and bring it to her.
“And when my madam dropped a bag containing money in her room I stole it and handed it over to my mother. I did not know how to steal before, but my mother tutored me to commit the crime and I promise not to steal again.”
The girl took the police to her mother who was arrested but the latter denied collecting any money from her daughter.
The duo was arraigned at the Igbosere magistrates’ court in the state on two counts of stealing and receiving. The girl pleaded guilty to the crime but her mother pleaded not guilty.
The magistrate granted the mother bail in the sum of N10,000 and two sureties in like sum while the girl was ordered to be remanded at the Children’s Correctional Centre at Idi-Araba, Surulere, Lagos
In a related case of stealing, a teenager has been arrested by the police for breaking and stealing in Lagos. He reportedly broke into a shop and stop some items.