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Woman Thief Arrested In Lagos After 'Stealing Charm' Failed Her

A single mother, Ayobami Ojo, who reportedly prepared a native charm, which she used to steal from people, has been arrested after the charm failed her.

The Oyo State-born woman was arrested where she used the charm to steal from a shop owner, Mrs Olatade Olubukola at 18 Mufutau Adeyemi Street, Orelope in Idimu area of Lagos.

Ms. Ojo who had reportedly used the charm to steal from more than 30 victims, as usual went to Olubukola demanding that she should give her the sum of N13,000, though Olubukola gave her the money, but when Ms. Ojo was walking away thinking that her charm has worked, Olubukola confronted her.

She reportedly attempted to escape by invoking her charm to silent Olubukola, but the charm failed her. This made the shop owner to raise an alarm which attracted the neighbours who apprehended the suspect.

She was handed over to the police at Idimu division where she confessed that she had been using charm to steal from people but she did not know that she would be caught at Olubukola’s shop. 

The woman later confessed that whenever she used the charm, it would enable her to disappear.

She was charged before the Magistrates Court sitting at Ejigbo. She pleaded not guilty. The Presiding Magistrate, Mr Akeem Fashola granted her bail in the sum of N20,000 with one surety in the like sum. She was remanded in prison custody pending when she would fulfill her bail conditions.

The matter was adjourned to 4 April 2017 for hearing.