Court Remands Ex-Governor’s Chef Over Alleged Theft, Conspiracy

In Sabo-Yaba, Lagos State, a Chief Magistrates’ Court has ordered the remand of Victor Abayomi, the former chef of ex-Lagos State governor Akinwunmi Ambode.

Abayomi is accused of stealing valuables worth millions from Ambode’s residence in Ikoyi.

He faces trial on charges of conspiracy and theft, with Chief Magistrate Peter Nwaka ordering his remand in Ikoyi Correctional Centre for 30 days following a court hearing on Monday.

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

The legal officer, Joshua Babalola, in the employment of the State Security Service informed the court that Abayomi and some others still at large committed the offences.

According to him, the defendant absconded to Old Garage, Molorundo Local Government Area of Osun State, where he was arrested by the SSS on March 7.

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