A former Director General of Bureau of Public Service Reforms, Dr Joe Abah, shared the sad story on twitter on how a lady was jailed after her toaster took her to a jeweler and stole items worth N2million.
According to Dr Joe, the incident involved 2 ladies, one of whom resides in the same city with the jeweler. The other friend came with her ‘boyfriend’ from the other city after wanted to buy some pieces of jewelries, not knowing that the man, had evil intentions.
A young lady I know got a call from one of her friends, who lives in another city, that her boyfriend wanted to buy some gold and that the young lady should show them where they sell gold. She took both of them to her favourite jeweller. Here’s what happened.
When they got there, the guy selected jewellery of N2 million. He then pretended to do a bank transfer and then grabbed the jewellery and ran off. The jeweller held the young lady and the “girlfriend” and called the Police. It turns out that the guy was still “toasting” the babe.
She didn’t actually know him that well and didn’t even know where she lived. The two women were arrested for criminal conspiracy and theft. They were charged to court and given bail with stringent conditions. They couldn’t meet the bail and were remanded in prison for 4 months.
Even though the “girlfriend” said the young lady didn’t know anything about it, the Police didn’t believe her. They were both thrown in jail for 4 moths. They couldn’t find surveyors for bail. The case was eventually dismissed as the police couldn’t prove the criminal conspiracy.
As Fela said “This is what is happening to my people everyday.” We should all pray not to get into police wahala, especially when we are poor. Before you can extricate yourself, you would have suffered irreparable damage, even if you are innocent. End.