A 49-year-old mistress has been arraigned before a magistrate court in Yaba for allegedly drugging and stealing the sum of N172, 000 from her Master.
The accused, Funmilola Adesanya was alleged to have added sleeping pills to her master, Godwin Faworinshe’s medication and ran off with his money after he fell into a deep sleep.
Adesanya was arrested in Ikorodu 13 days after the case was reported to the Bariga police station.
At the court hearing, 80-year-old Faworinshe, who claims to be a pastor said that he had promised to give Funmilola some money to enable her start a new business but she was not patient enough.
“On that fateful day, I went out in the morning; Funmilola probably thought that I had gone to the bank to collect some huge amount of money. When I got back around 11am, I requested that she give me my medications. I have been on some prescribed medications due to ailments attributed to old age.
And one of the reasons I asked her to move in with me, was to help me with cooking and household chores; otherwise, I have a wife who is currently in my house at Ago-Iwoye, but she is old, so I had to engage Funmi to take care of me. She had always administered the medicines to me. Albeit, without my knowledge, she added some sleeping pills to my medicine that morning and immediately I took it, I slept off till she got the chance to take my bag and the money I had in the bag. The amount she took was N172,000. Thereafter, she ran out of the house” he said.
The pastor added that it took the combined efforts of his neighbours who noticed that he had been sleeping for a longer period than he usually did to wake him up.
He told the court that upon waking up, he discovered that the N172,000 he kept in his bag was missing; that was when he suspected that he must have been drugged and robbed by his Funmi.
However, Funmilola denied the allegations, insisting that Faworinshe had given her the money to go to Ikorodu and take care of her ailing child.
She revealed that their relationship had hit rock bottom because of Faworinshe’s non-chalant attitude towards the upkeep of her children.
Information provided by the police, however, showed that the accused had earlier in her statement after she was arrested, admitted committing the crime.
Her lawyer pleaded that the matter be resolved amicably out of court.
The case was adjourned, while the accused was granted bail in the sum of N30,000 with two sureties in like sum.