Nollywood actress, Yetunde Akilapa allegedly caught stealing was on Thursday docked before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court for breaking in and stealing valuables worth N7 million.
The actress, 32, who lives at No.7, Oladelola St., Ketu area of Lagos, is standing trial on a three-count charge bordering on burglary and stealing to which she pleaded not guilty.
Police Prosecutor Benson Emuerhi told the court that the accused committed the offences on June 27 at No. 14/16, Mutairu St., Shangisha, Ketu, a suburb of Lagos, at 2.10 p.m.
According to him, the accused was apprehended while trying to enter the apartment of the complainant, Mr. Adeboye Lamidi. “Akilapa used a different key to unlock the door of the complainant house but was caught in the act,” he said.
The actress was sometime in 2013 sent to the Kirikiri Prison and after a few months regained her freedom in November 2013.
On Jan. 12, 2014, she was again caught trying to steal with a bunch of master keys hidden in her brassiere at a house in Magodo Phase 2.