Woman charged with stealing twins


A 43-year-old trader, Yemisi Olorunda, who allegedly stole a set of twins, was on Monday released on N100, 000 bail on the orders of an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court.
The court also granted the woman two sureties in like sum after the accused pleaded innocence of the offences.
Olorunda, a resident of Olomotedo Street, Mowe, Ibafo in Ogun, is being tried for conspiracy and stealing.

According to the prosecutor, Sgt. Emmanuel Ajayi, the accused committed the offences on Oct. 14, 2016 at Mushin General Hospital, Lagos.
He said the accused and her husband still at large stole a set of twin whose mother is unknown yet.
“The accused stole a set of twins — boy and a girl,” he said.
Ajayi said the theft was discovered when the accused brought a month-old set of twins to the hospital for medical attention.
“The accused came to the hospital to treat one of the twins, Kehinde, who was critically ill.
“As the doctor was attending the children, he suspected that the accused was not the biological mother of the child after examining her.
“The accused was sent for to enable them to carry out further tests and investigation for confirmation, it was also discovered that she was not the real mother of the twins.
“No milk was coming out of her breast, in fact she does not have any feature of a nursing mother,” he told the court.

The prosecutor said the accused could not give details of where and who took her delivery.
“The accused who claimed that she gave birth on Sept. 23, 2016 said that she delivered the babies in a nurse’s house but that she could not remember the nurse’s name or her house address.”
The offences contravened Sections 166 and 285 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
Section 166 provides three months imprisonment or N45, 000 fine or both, while Section 285 prescribes three years for stealing.
The accused pleaded innocence of the offences and was granted bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum.
The Magistrate, Mrs F. A. Azeez, adjourned the case until April 5 for mention. 
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