Former Lagos governor Ambode’s cook remanded in prison for stealing multi-million naira property

AMagistrate Court in Lagos State has remanded Victor Abayomi, a chef of former Governor of the state, Akinwunmi Ambode, at the Ikoyi Correctional Centre, for allegedly stealing valuables worth millions of naira at the former governor’s Ikoyi residence.

Abayomi was remanded by a Sabo-Yaba Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Monday.

The Chief Magistrate, Peter Nwaka ordered the remand of Abayomi for 30 days.

Nwaka, however, adjourned the case until April 8, for investigation and presentation of facts.

Abayomi whose house address was not provided, is standing trial on a two-court charge of conspiracy and theft.

Earlier, the legal officer, Joshua Babalola, in employment of the State Security Service (SSS), told the court that Abayomi and some others still at large committed the offences at the residence of the former governor.

Babalola alleged that the defendant carted away valuable items worth millions of naira from his employer’s residence in Ikoyi.

He said the defendant absconded to Old Garage, Molorundo Local Government Area, Osun State, where he was arrested by Ambode’s SSS on March 7.

The offences, Babalola said, contravened sections 287 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.