A 23-year-old student arrested for stealing her lover’s phone and cash in Kenya

A 23-year-old Kenyan student has been charged with stealing from her boyfriend a phone worth Sh143,000, cash, and a passport for Sh262,440.

On November 8, Veronica Njeri is suspected of stealing the phone, a wallet containing USD800 and Sh30,000, and a passport from Sierra Leone ambassador Kabba Ibrahim at Black Rose flats with the help of an unidentified accomplice.

Njeri, a third-year student at a local private university, is alleged to have called Ibrahim, whom she’d only met two days before, and told him she was inebriated and needed help at a nearby entertainment establishment.

Ibrahim took a cab to the club and met Njeri, who was accompanied by a woman she presented as a friend.

He took both of them in a cab to his house and paid the cab driver, who then left as he went to his house with his two-day girlfriend.

He brought Njeri to the washrooms to vomit after a few moments in his sitting room, leaving the other woman in the sitting room.

They were in the restroom for about 10 minutes, and when they returned, the other woman had left with the stuff, leaving behind her phone, which had no SIM card.

Ibrahim left Njeri asleep in his house and went to report the matter to the police. After sobering up a day later, Njeri told police that she doesn’t know the woman she was in the company of when she called Ibrahim to pick her at the club located at a mall in Kilimani area.

She was arrested and charged with the theft.

Njeri denied the charges before senior principal magistrate Esther Boke of Kibera law courts and was released on a Sh300,000 bo9nd with surety of a similar amount and an alternative cash bail of Sh100,000.

The case will be mentioned on November 24.     

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