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Nigerian Actress Yetunde Akilapa Jailed For Stealing In Lagos; Sent To Kirikiri Prisons For Possessing 100 Stolen Master Keys

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Feb 8, 2013 – Nigerian Actress Yetunde Akilapa Jailed For Stealing In Lagos; Sent To Kirikiri Prisons For Possessing 100 Stolen Master Keys

A Nigerian actress identified as Yetunde Akilapa has been jailed for stealing 100 master keys in Lagos.

According to PM reporter, Ayodeji Dedeigbo for allegedly being in possession of 100 pieces of master keys, the Nollywood actress was on Thursday sent to Kirikiri Prison, Apapa, Lagos, southwest, Nigeria.

Miss Akilapa was on Wednesday detained at the Alade Divisional Police headquarters in Somolu, Lagos following a complaint lodged by a complainant, accusing the actress of stealing the 100 pieces of master keys found on her.

According to a statement written by her at the police headquarters, it was not the first time the suspect would be accused of stealing.

She said: “There was a day she came home to see my relative and when I opened her bag after she went to the toilet I found a phone that was later found to have been stolen. We seized the phone from her and returned it to the owner despite her denying that she stole the phone.”

When the case came up at the Magistrate’s Court in Somolu on Thursday, the police prosecutor, Inspector Anyanwu, told the court that Miss Akilapa was arrested by a mob that accused her of conspiracy and stealing of bunches of keys.

The offence, according to the prosecutor, is punishable under section 383, 516 and 517 criminal code of Lagos state.

In her response to the charge during the court session, the accused, who claimed to be trained by popular actor Abbey Lanre, said:  “I have featured in about five films including Aiyelaba.

“I produced Bunmi Akata which I use a bunch of 100 keys to act. I am also a makeup artist.

“On the day I was arrested, a woman named Mama Ayoola, called me and said that I should bring weaveon for her. I did not know Mama Ayo Ola was not living at that compound. When I got there, I asked a girl about Mama Ayo Ola and she directed me to knock on the next door.

“ An Igbo man peeped from the door and said Mama Ayo was not living there. And as I was about going out, the mob pounced on me, searched my bags and found the hundred keys with the weaveon. They later handed me over to the policemen at Alade Divisional headquarters.”

The accused pleaded not guilty to the charges and the magistrate, Justice Mrs. E.A. Adekomaya, granted her bail in the sum of N14, 000 with two sureties who must own a landed property in Lagos, with evidence of paying tax to Lagos state government.

The case was adjourned till 12 March, 2013, while the defendant was moved to Kirikiri prison in Apapa, Lagos pending when she could perfect her bail conditions.



  1. matthardy

    February 8, 2013 at 3:54 PM

    why did she have to do dat? nawa for her ooo

  2. amune ibrahim

    February 8, 2013 at 4:39 PM

    Who is the owner of the master keys that was stolen and if non,where they original master keys?

  3. Mcpauljnr

    February 8, 2013 at 4:48 PM

    This is what I regard as “a big slap” on the yound actress.

  4. chuks

    February 8, 2013 at 5:25 PM

    forget it, her life is bad, i hope the work is not paid her well,

  5. gomboss

    February 8, 2013 at 9:46 PM

    i bliv its a set-up on d poor girl… Wu has d master key? Nobodi.
    Yetunde i pray God will c u tru dis case…

  6. Mariam

    February 9, 2013 at 4:27 AM

    I tink dis was a setup! Mama ayoola shld b found,she knws sumtin abt dis, i tink shez innocent,its a planned work

  7. adebayo ibrahim

    February 9, 2013 at 6:49 AM

    a beg if dis is a cause to d person shld 4give her bcoz wit a nice job stil fund her of steelin

  8. folayan

    February 9, 2013 at 9:14 AM

    God know’s more than we do,
    but if it’s a set-up God will fight for you.
    And deliver you from your enemies
    in Jesus Name. (Amen)

  9. dd

    February 10, 2013 at 1:33 AM

    Wats in a key dat some1 will steal,U didn’t get d story well @ all,there is actually no tangible evidence of stealing in this story.get the true and correct gist abeg.

  10. Babaibs

    February 11, 2013 at 10:02 AM

    God knws best

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