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Nigerian Woman Vacationing in US Caught Shoplifting

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Jennifer Akudihor at the Johnson County Police Station

A Nigerian woman has been charged with felony theft after she was caught shoplifting while on vacation in the United States.

The accused, Jennifer Akudihor, had two toddlers and an infant with her, hiding the 66 stolen items in shopping bags and inside the stroller she was pushing through Macy’s at Oak Park Mall in Kansas, KMBC reports.

She has been charged with felony theft.

“The officer in the report said that she was very apologetic and remorseful, and that does go a long way, and he put that in the report, so I think it does help in this situation,” said Gary Mason of the Overland Park Police Department, said.

“Everybody has a story. There’s always a lot of reasons why people do this, and it’s not for us to decide. It’s up to the courts and the judge to look at her case.”

Mason also stated that it is unclear what motivated the thefts, and whether the items were taken simply because Akudihor didn’t have money to pay for them.

“This certainly isn’t the way to go about it. Now she’s going to have some legal problems that she’s going to have to deal with,” he said.

Photo Credit: KMBC

120 Comments

  1. missappleberry

    September 21, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    Hmmm! May God protect us from such embarrassment. WTH?! Now getting a visa renewal will be harder for her. What kind of disgrace is this biko?

    • FasholasLover

      September 21, 2015 at 12:19 pm

      No bi visa renewal be the problem o. That na small matter in the scheme of things. Husband and In-laws are waiting for her in Naija o.

      Bet fine gial, maka why??????????

    • Tari

      September 21, 2015 at 2:30 pm

      If she was not caught, she for come flex for Instagram with stolen items!!

    • Gigi

      September 21, 2015 at 2:32 pm

      Blol Visa renewal is the least of her problems we are talking a Felony & possible jail time a crime was committed & you’re talking about visa renewal & in laws lmao Nigerians

    • Shalewa

      September 21, 2015 at 2:43 pm

      Charge and bail lawyer, Gerrara here. She is a first timer ( at least so it seems). She did not kill anybody. Jail ke? Plus she has a baby all this will be taken into consideration.

    • Ann1

      September 21, 2015 at 3:17 pm

      Of course she was apologetic and remorseful. That’s the culture in Nigeria. Cheat and steal, but when you’re caught, kneel down, beg and promise to never do it again. Then once you’re released laugh with your buddies and insult the morons that fell for your begging show. The only reason she stole those clothes was to go flex and do big girl on Instagram. That’s all.

    • becca mike

      September 22, 2015 at 12:18 am

      Tongue out. She don come back na ur village people go serve jail term

    • enzomathief

      September 22, 2015 at 8:17 am

      I hope Ene Ochoga learns from this cos she’s a serial klepto. Enzomatic ko! hisss no wonder her husband left her. Ole! return all the kini you stole from from friends and unpaid loans ooo

  2. jess

    September 21, 2015 at 12:09 pm

    WHY????? If you had money to travel to the US for vacation why steal. It’s a pity.

    • Spirit

      September 21, 2015 at 12:19 pm

      She may have had just enough for the trip and is probably visiting family (nobody goes to Kansas for a real holiday experience). This however, does not excuse the stealing which she will probably regret the rest of her life…the humiliation of it all…

    • efejebs

      September 22, 2015 at 10:59 pm

      What do u mean no body goes to Kansas for real holiday? Is it animals that live there? Some people go on holiday just to stay with family members.

    • Nahum

      September 21, 2015 at 12:38 pm

      why o why can we not be satisfied o my Naija people? See this disgrace now, Jennifer was it worth it? You had the money to travel abroad, if you can’t afford the loubies and the fendi, JCPenny and TJ Maxx are still in business. Instagram is not real people!!!! Now she may go to jail and what will happen to those poor little ones? They will be put into foster care until their daddy comes to get them.

  3. Spirit

    September 21, 2015 at 12:14 pm

    How embarrassing. There is a lot of peace of mind that comes with living within your means.

    • Nahum

      September 21, 2015 at 12:39 pm

      A lot of peace of mind my dear!! A lot

    • hafsat imamlawal

      September 21, 2015 at 7:35 pm

      God bless you…….just so much.

    • Mimi Omalichanwa

      September 22, 2015 at 10:34 am

      You can say that again…a lot i tell you.

    • Nkechi Okoro

      September 24, 2015 at 3:14 pm

      That is very true!

  4. Naijagirl

    September 21, 2015 at 12:15 pm

    Why? Why? Why?
    Speechless

  5. bruno

    September 21, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    nigerians can u see, they didn’t beat her to death or pour petrol on her and set her ablaze.
    they didn’t tear her clothes off or insert an object into her private part just because she stole.

    that’s the difference between an animalistic country full of animalistic people (nigeria) and a civilised country full of civilised people (america).

    • Yue

      September 21, 2015 at 12:39 pm

      Word.

    • Fiona

      September 21, 2015 at 1:06 pm

      @Bruno one day you will get this visa and finally travel abroad .Your disdain for Nigeria is so evident……For now you are still in Nigeria and since you are part of us, you will take no offence if I refer to your attitude here on BN as ‘animalistic’ as well….

    • Flow

      September 21, 2015 at 6:26 pm

      It’s so obvious you are one of the animalistic people. You don’t have to leave outside Nigeria or on another continent to be act civilized..

    • Spera

      September 25, 2015 at 4:33 pm

      Fiona, you are a fool! Someone is pointing to the stupidity of jungle justice and you are insulting him. I guess we still have a ling way to go if this is your reply to him.

    • fesnge

      September 21, 2015 at 1:06 pm

      You nailed it. Nigeria is 3rd world

    • mz Titilitious

      September 21, 2015 at 1:26 pm

      owun lo fun e ni oro so

    • nene+

      September 21, 2015 at 2:57 pm

      @ Bruno they could have done better by not showing her face to the whole world!!! Lots of white rats steal and they keep their privacy or quote kleptomania and rehabilitate such straight up. mtcheeeww!! #blackwomansteal# whitewomensufferkleptomania# whitewomanforgottopaysheneedpsychiatrist#

      Having said that madam next time keep off Macys, Harrods, Selfridges,Nodstrom.

      Onye ma ka oha, ocha ukwu.(safer to wash some parts of your body with cold water in a harsh cold)

      You have now disgraced your office,career,husband,children. in-short i pity you unless you are a serial thief. gush

    • Esin

      September 21, 2015 at 4:29 pm

      Lol, how could they have done better. This was considered news because of the amount she stole and the fact that she had kids/stroller while doing it…AND that she was in the US for holiday. Her ass shouldn’t have done it…point blank period. Has nothing to do with black woman or white woman stealing.

    • Hatsoff

      September 21, 2015 at 6:47 pm

      In regards to shoplifting, there are people who have done worse than this. Never saw their faces on tv.

      But this fine woman, you shouldn’t have done this now.

    • Manny

      September 21, 2015 at 10:40 pm

      That’s so not true. They do show their faces, black or white. Obviously you know about this case because BN posted it. Here’s a link for example the-chesapeake.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Dovers-shoplifting-suspects-for-Sept.-19-2014.png

    • ATL's finest

      September 22, 2015 at 8:26 am

      @ Esin God bless U jare!!! 66 items ain’t a JOKE!!! We are talking Bout Macy’s not Ross or Dillard’s outlet..If she can get a vacation to the States, $$$$ shouldn’t be a problem.

    • Kemi Okeke

      September 21, 2015 at 5:11 pm

      Exactly!

    • nnenne

      September 21, 2015 at 10:41 pm

      Bruno…They have systems, processes and institutions. Naija doesn’t.
      Look at what Buhari is doing with corruption.
      Very crude way of curtailing corruption.

  6. vee

    September 21, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    bruno a.k.a the stupid one!

    • Miss_Flygerian

      September 21, 2015 at 12:57 pm

      He didn’t lie tho..

    • See

      September 21, 2015 at 5:46 pm

      Actually, it’s a bit of a stretch to say full of either ‘animalistic’ or ‘civilized’ people

  7. chi-e-z

    September 21, 2015 at 12:37 pm

    aww why did she shoplift. her family didn’t help her here….why she had kids stealing too. menh idk what’s up with her case hopefully she get some leniency 4 kids sake. well, hope she never pulls a stunt like this again doesn’t she know there are cameras and electronic tags on everything in stores this ain’t naija now. wow she definitely gon be in jail a while.aww menh

  8. mulikat

    September 21, 2015 at 12:42 pm

    She will never get visa to USA or Canada again in her life full stop. come she have money to pay for visa and buy tickets,why going without money to USA ,travell indid .in short am out of word for this woman…..her pictures is all over the world not for good thing God have mercy.

  9. Dolapo

    September 21, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    All is not gold that glitters. They will be forming big girls and boys yet they do the most atrocious things here when they visit. Abi is it the ones that go and queue up at the good stamps line during their so called vacation in the US? Those too need to be arrested, thieves rocking Chanel bags

    • Dolapo

      September 21, 2015 at 1:30 pm

      Food stamps*

  10. pinkie

    September 21, 2015 at 12:59 pm

    aww! you poor darling. def a Klepto. there comes in time in every klepto’s life where one major act changes everything forever. This is yours. glad you din’t get caught in Nigeria whgere you may have been lynched.

    That overwhelming impulse to take something that you don’t exactly need.. boy!! so damn hard to overcome. I feel so sorry for her anyways. this obviously isn’t her first, but would be her last if she wants it to be. Speaking from experience. the whole world would crucify you… just find solace in Christ. Promise yourself it wouldn’t happen again.. keep a diary, anytime you feel the urge to take something, write it down, rather than do it. give yourself sometime.. take the shame as the heaviest cross you would bear for this.. so sorry…. let’s not crucify her. we all have stuff we are dealing with that we def aren’t proud of. so sorry Jen.x

  11. Michael

    September 21, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    @Bruno, i love your comment. Nigerians pls lets try to learn. no more burning of people.

  12. usaveone.blogspot.com

    September 21, 2015 at 1:09 pm

    It’s pity! I can’t explain this…….to be honest. -_-

  13. nwa nna

    September 21, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    Like the old saying goes, “We are who we are, no matter where we go”…I’ll go out on a limb and say this isn’t her first rodeo, she just happen to have been caught this time… SMH

  14. Invictus

    September 21, 2015 at 1:13 pm

    Jennifer didn’t do this, bellanaija please clarify before you copy and paste. The network that carried this story didn’t do a follow up story, how come the part she was reading was muted. She traveled alone with 3kids and the toddlers ran out as she was waiting to pay. She had less than 15 items in her shopping bag as she went out to bring in the 2kids that ran outside the shop and the security sensor beeped. The shop security came to her she apologized and was explaining before she knew what was going on cops were called. Basically cos someone is black, she is back in Nigeria as at 5th of September. If she truly stole 66 items how come Macy’s and the system didn’t convict her. This is just wickedness, the network has been contacted to do a follow up on this report or take it out but they claim they are not under any legal obligation to do that.

    • Dolapo

      September 21, 2015 at 1:37 pm

      See thief family defending her. Una no dey shame ?

    • Whatever

      September 21, 2015 at 1:51 pm

      You must think that we are daft. Do you realise that the picture above shows her at the police station? She will never be taken to a police station if your explanatiom above is true. She went out to get kids that ran out with all 15 items or 66 items. Too funny, that was the lie she probably told you and you came here to copy and paste.

    • chi-e-z

      September 21, 2015 at 1:57 pm

      Thanks 4 clearing that up. wasn’t registering 2 me.

    • Gbemi

      September 21, 2015 at 2:02 pm

      Uhmmm But if this story is false then the network can be sued also if your child runs out of a store you don’t pull the trolley along to get the kid, am guessing you leave your trolley on the que and tell the other two to stay with it while you get your baby …. Just thinking !!

    • Chika

      September 21, 2015 at 3:13 pm

      Depends on how old the kids are. First reflex is to run out with your kids because if you leave your kids alone anywhere in the US. You are in big trouble. Someone will call the police.

    • Nahum

      September 21, 2015 at 2:17 pm

      I am not trying to crucify your relative or friend but, the cameras must have picked her up. Plus why were the unpaid items in her shopping bags and not the cart if truly she ran out to get her kid? I have toddlers and I know they run. When they try and getaway from me at the mall, I drop everything including my purse and pursue them, why? Because my child is more important than possessions. I understand the need to clear her name, but I don’t like it when black people race bait. Claim your isht!!

    • nwa nna

      September 21, 2015 at 2:21 pm

      @Invictus- FOH! Who are you trying to BS with your spin? I have walked out with a shirt or pants that the retail clerks at the stores accidentally forgot to remove the anti-theft sensor which beeped and I walked back into the store and it was removed without any incident.
      Let’s assume that the BS you typed is true, so she’s with three kids and one of them runs out the store. What happened to leaving all the merchandise behind in the store with the other 2 kids while she ran after the one child that you are claiming ran out of the store?! C’mon son!
      So, why was she remorseful if she was innocent? Please watch the attached video and hear what the cop said..
      Big retailers like MACY’S in the US are very careful when it comes to apprehending shoplifters because of possible lawsuit & backlash if they are wrong!
      Nigerians need to stop making excuse for the inexcusable, and start holding ourselves accountable. Sorry about the thesis 🙂

    • Nne

      September 21, 2015 at 4:14 pm

      I don’t know if i should believe you but i was wondering as well how 66 items would fit into a baby stroller… confusing …….as for the other people that commented, @invictus said the two young ones ran out, it might have been an impulsive reaction to go and get get them. she probably didn’t think of leaving her toddler and stroller in the shop for a few minutes or asking someone on the queue to help her take care of her toddler.

    • Michael Nwafor

      September 21, 2015 at 5:43 pm

      Am not disputing your version bro but I would have left the trolley to run after the runaway kids…that way..no beeping of security sensors

    • breezy

      September 21, 2015 at 9:48 pm

      Sorry to burst your bubble but I’ve worked at Macy’s for years. Police are the last resort for shoplifting type scenarios; it’s pretty obvious when there was an honest mistake and when there was intentional shoplifting. I’ve had two times when a customer tried to run a shoplifting scam on me (basically, they would steal 1000s of dollars of stuff then try and return it for cash), and even then I was told to fake the transaction while Macy’s would only call the police if the customer completely went through with it. They like to deal with this stuff internally first, so my guess is that they called the police because they KNEW she intentionally did wrong.

    • Rose Okwy

      September 21, 2015 at 9:58 pm

      Yeah right!! You know these stores have Cameras!!

    • Dobyc

      September 21, 2015 at 10:10 pm

      Ridiculous! If what you said is true, the woman would have been rich by now. She should have gotten a lawyer, sue them and they pay her for the name tarnish and the embarrasment but clearly she did it and was begging. I feel sorry for her just cos i dont know her motive for going that route. I honestly wish her peace

    • Manny

      September 21, 2015 at 10:54 pm

      Invictus, it is possible but this is Macy’s not a dollar store. Trust me, they reviewed their security tapes before calling the cops. They are very careful about backlash and being sued.
      They must have seen her on tape trying to hide the things. If she impulsively ran after the kids with the goods, they would have figured that from the CCTV recording.
      Whatever the case, I feel sorry for her.

  15. mz Titilitiou

    September 21, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    una just dey – us up sha…. smh

  16. robby

    September 21, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    For once I applaud what you wrote, so much sense here

  17. Me

    September 21, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    Are you her spin doctor?

  18. Laura

    September 21, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    Dts true u guys clarify ur story pls she went out to get her kids that ran out nd d story has long been clarifies nd sorted. Jennifer is back home

  19. ama

    September 21, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    Another igbo? ?? I am ashamed for my people . hi an!!!!!

  20. Jesbadoma

    September 21, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    For once, Bruno has a point.

  21. Mbaks

    September 21, 2015 at 2:22 pm

    Kai, I’m so ashamed. “covers face”

  22. Missy

    September 21, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    “66 shopping items” really? With three lil babies in tow? I don’t believe this useless story. I don’t know if she stole or not but someone is definitely blowing the incident out of proportion. Reminds me of a story I read of a girl who was dropped at a bus stop in Ikorodu and started vomiting blood. The useless and reckless website that published it said “she was a runs girl; She was coming from an aristo’s place; the man used her for money rituals etc” They didnt even have her name but they knew all those fanthom facts about her situation. May God punish rumour mongers who ruin other people’s reps.

    • Missy

      September 21, 2015 at 2:31 pm

      66 *stolen

  23. Gigi

    September 21, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    Lol Visa renewal is the least of her problems we are talking a Felony & possible jail time a crime was committed & you’re talking about visa renewal & in laws lmao Nigerians

  24. OMG

    September 21, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    Eh wo!! Nigerians .. wi no deh change…… Abi??? ah.. with all cameras.. and videos and the new high tech gadgets.. what was she thinking..? this is why we are not respected… to God!!!!!!!!!!!!! even here in Accra where i AM ON MISSION.. the minute I say: I am Nigerian… clients look at each other.. And i AM SUCH A PROUD NIGERIAN WOMAN… but people like these roaches.. have made it awful for us..

  25. Ada

    September 21, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    Ifele eme gbuo m! Chai! Chi m!

  26. Ann1

    September 21, 2015 at 3:17 pm

    Of course she was apologetic and remorseful. That’s the culture in Nigeria. Cheat and steal, but when you’re caught, kneel down, beg and promise to never do it again. Then once you’re released laugh with your buddies and insult the morons that fell for your begging show. The only reason she stole those clothes was to go flex and do big girl on Instagram. That’s all.

  27. Tola

    September 21, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    Depends on how old the kids are. First reflex is to run out with your kids because if you leave your kids alone anywhere in the US. You are in big trouble. Someone will call the police.

    It is possible o, the mistake she made was going shopping at Macy’s with an infant and 2 to0ddlers. Let no one try it. If I need to go out, I go to shops where they have carts or go to shops like Macy’s during the week. I can understand that life may be different for a holiday maker, maybe she had no where to put them. That’s embarking on a stressful mission, anything is bound to happen. I know someone who was on the phone to someone at the store, she was so engrossed that she did not know when she went out with the three items she had picked, immediately she discovered she went back to return them saying thank you Lord. How will explain the fact that I didn’t mean to take them? no one would have believed me? Thank you Lord. She was more concerned about the shame before Nigerians than other races. She knew that it will be stamped on her life forever by Nigerians and I can understand her dilemma. Only God can defend you in such a case. I also see how a person can run out with toddlers o. Are most comments written by Nigerians in diaspora? I hope so. If you leave your child in the store and someone calls the police on you. The trouble you are in will be more than theft. The USA does not joke with that law at all because the government invests so much money in searching for missing kids so if you leave your kids alone for whatsoever reason you will face the music. The law does not pave way for excuses. And before someone concludes that I am Jenifer’s friend or relative. I do not know her from Adam. I am an attorney, a respectable member of my society who has seen life. May life not deal with you terribly.

    • Dan

      September 21, 2015 at 4:06 pm

      Crap. Why apologize if it was an honest mistake. Macy’s staff and cops are not idiots, they won’t charge her if it an honest mistake.

  28. kemmy

    September 21, 2015 at 3:45 pm

    This is a big disgrace to our Country, u have money to travel down to US but cannot afford shopping…..instead u choose to stealing. Life disgrace to u, u want to wear designers. ..Fool.

  29. Osa

    September 21, 2015 at 3:46 pm

    Igbos and money greed. abeg make them even comot for nigeria and stop disgracing us

    • nene+

      September 21, 2015 at 6:38 pm

      Osa this lady is Igbo????
      You and your generation must be severely uneducated!!!! You cant differentiate jack yet you are so hateful
      Get out of BN creepy nuisance!!!!!

    • deb

      September 21, 2015 at 6:56 pm

      sharap

    • IgboWarriorPrincess

      September 21, 2015 at 9:21 pm

      Osa or is it Osas, you know very well like your name the woman is from Bini (Benin), an Edo. That woman is not Igbo for the life of her or anything even close, ignorant tribalistic moron. Get out of this forum and go learn about your culture and the names of your people and tribe. Or are you trying to point fingers to the Igbo to wipe away the shame this lady has brought to your tribe. I don’t blame people like you, Igbos are such courageous warriors that they just take any nonsense from stupid inferior people from lower rate tribes anyhow and don’t throw back the mud, it’s about time this nonchalance from the Igbo people stops.

    • Busayo

      September 22, 2015 at 11:51 pm

      Can we just stop this Igbo thing. Kilode. Don’t stir up riots and hatred. What did Igbo people do for you.

  30. Olethiefbarao

    September 21, 2015 at 3:47 pm

    IGASTOBELONG LOL!!! Ole, thief, bara o. I can actually comprehend why people show off. Hi babes i went to America with my kids and did a lot of shopping whereas she stole it ooooooole. We are too competitive in that country…we all one to be like Omotola, Tonto, Tiwa and the rest. buhhhhaaa and on sunday she will wear one of the stole dresses and go to church to do thanksgiving buuuuhhhhaa. Always be yourself….omo ibo ti ko jale oju lo ro.

  31. AnotherTola

    September 21, 2015 at 4:06 pm

    This story needs to be clarified. I understand if she panicked and ran after her kids. People in America will crucify you if you leave your kids alone for 2 seconds. So yes, she could have run after the runaway kid with the rest of her kids. This is Bellanaija not lindaikeji. I think Bella needs to reach out or investigate or hear her own side of the story. Please let Bn have integrity and let the rest of the gossip blogs do their gbeborun.

    • Amaka

      September 22, 2015 at 11:59 pm

      Also Macy’s has blue bags not carts, so if they say that she had the items in a bag. That will be true. When I go there with children I use the blue net bags. It is therefore possible to have items in the bag as you shop. This is because some people may be thinking that she had her own separate bags which she had the items in or she stole bags from Macy’s. I don’t believe she stole these items.

  32. Nne

    September 21, 2015 at 4:15 pm

    I don’t know if i should believe you but i was wondering as well how 66 items would fit into a baby stroller… confusing …….as for the other people that commented, @invictus said the two young ones ran out, it might have been an impulsive reaction to go and get get them. she probably didn’t think of leaving her toddler and stroller in the shop for a few minutes or asking someone on the queue to help her take care of her toddler.

  33. amebo

    September 21, 2015 at 4:27 pm

    This cant be a mistake.. who shops and buys 66 items in one trip, one store-Macys kwa?? The sale must have been great or she has a store she’s restocking..

  34. austin

    September 21, 2015 at 4:28 pm

    Bella Naija – I do not support crime in any shape or form but what is the point of exposing our own citizens. Why do Nigerian media outlets do this. It is stupid. So many brits commit crimes in america and i dont see british media plastering it all over.

    • Dolapo

      September 21, 2015 at 5:56 pm

      Please tell me you are kidding?

    • Miss_Flygerian

      September 21, 2015 at 7:54 pm

      Do us a favor please…gerrarrahia shiiiii

  35. cynthia ikemefuna

    September 21, 2015 at 5:07 pm

    This is a real disgrace,women please let us cut our coat according to our size.material things will always lead us to problem.LOOK AT IN NIGERIA NOW MANY WOMEN TURNING TO BABY MAMAS ,GOING FOR SECOND WIFE BECAUSE OF MATERIAL THINGS AND AT THE END OF THE DAY THEY WILL REGRET IT.PLEASE BE PATIENT AND WAIT FOR GOD,GODS TIME IS THE BEST THANKS.

  36. Anonymous

    September 21, 2015 at 5:18 pm

    *Singing Voice Only* . . I love to play the Ostrich in a quandary

  37. Michael Nwafor

    September 21, 2015 at 5:47 pm

    Bros…am not disputing her excuse but why run after runaway kids with a trolley full of unpaid for goods? Bad judgement if you ask me.

    Anyway. ..don’t forget the remote control aspect. I have seen good people steal for no good reason except …spiritual manipulation. A big pity. Sorry madam. You will get over it

  38. Joy

    September 21, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    There are times that I have done loads of shopping from different shops and just grab a big trolley from one shop to the other. If my kids dash out, not sure I will leave my trolley o, reflex action. Not sure what happened in his case, but Jenny, plus clear your name. Social media is very unforgiving…..

  39. NaijaPikin

    September 21, 2015 at 6:06 pm

    Defenders abeg borrow yourself some sense.

    1. 66 items could include jewelry which are small pieces
    2. As someone else mentioned, if you are chasing anyone (esp a child) you drop everything you are holding before you run. How fast did she think she could run with multiple bags and a stroller? HOw was she planning to carry the child back in with full hands and a stroller?
    3. I worked in retail. For an arrest to be made (police called), best believe they have you on camera exhibiting dodgy behavior, hiding the items and finally exiting the store. They most likely had mall security hold her whole they reviewed the tapes and then called police. (they are too afraid of lawsuits).
    4. It makes perfect sense for her to be back in naija. Shoplifting charges in most instances are misdemeanors. Punishment or sentence usually involves a fine and a few days in jail.

    She’ll most likely be unable to renew her yankee visa sha. pele to her.

  40. Bros CY

    September 21, 2015 at 6:08 pm

    All those people who are swallowing the brainless cover story of ‘ran outside to get her children’, please do us a favour and go for prayer sessions to boost your IQ to double digits.

    You see a story where cops are confirming that the women had the goods hidden in her SHOPPING bags, not cart, and where the woman was remorsefully begging for mercy. You KNOW that there is CCTV camera that can EASILY establish if she actually ran out to chase children. And you’re here either making up stories or swallowing stories.

    This thief will likely not face jail term. probably a fine, since na first offender with children, and then instant deportation. Biggest sentence is the fact that she will always have to state this on her visa applications, will probably not get a visa to the US, Canada, UK, and will have to live with the fact that her reputation is finally ruined in naija after bringing disgrace to her family.

    No amount of spin can fix this

    • Nkechi

      September 23, 2015 at 12:01 am

      Where they her own personal shopping bags or the mostly blue net bags Macy’s provides.

  41. Kenni

    September 21, 2015 at 6:09 pm

    This is not her first time. From her days in FGGC Abuloma. Abeg make I no talk before her clique single me out

    • jane

      September 21, 2015 at 7:17 pm

      Abuloma ke??? She was my school mother in nise. Mmmmh. Wat joy did u jst derived? ?? Liar.

    • Ngozi

      September 23, 2015 at 12:06 am

      Can someone please clarify issues between J and K. What will a human being gain from lying online regarding a serious issue like this. God is watching you. if you lied just to make a comment and spoil this woman’s name, you absolutely have no fear of God or do you think that because God is invisible to the human eye, he can’t see you behind a laptop? so you will lie just to make a juicy comment on bella even when know one knows who you are. Please what will you gain from this sinful act. Repent for the Kingdom of God is at hand. If she didn’t got to your school and you lied then that is so horrible and if she looks like someone who went there better confess

  42. Grateful Girl

    September 21, 2015 at 6:13 pm

    During a pre-Christmas period in the UK, once, I was in a shopping centre, and whilst approaching the tills to pay, I happened to look out of that particular shop and when my gaze alighted on another shop, I suddenly remembered something important that I needed to buy and had been forgetting to buy. As soon as I remembered, I felt such a rush of relief that I finally had remembered to buy whatever it was (I don’t remember now) and I immediately rushed out of the shop and walked across into the other shop and walked around in it for a while, found what I wanted, looked around at other things to see if there was anything else that I’d remember when I saw it, and leisurely made my way to the till to pay. When it was almost my turn and I began to arrange the things in my hands to rummage around in my bag for the money/card, I found myself looking in shock at a fairly big object (again, I don’t remember what it was only that it was sizeable and very conspicuous) in my left hand, for a few seconds I was blank as to how it got there, before I suddenly remembered in shock and horror that I had been in the earlier shop, had picked that item and had walked out without paying for it. I managed to calm myself that God Who had protected me till that moment would protect me for the two or three minutes more it would take to pay in the shop In was already in and to rush back into the previous store and pay without any police or anyone else arresting or embarrassing/shaming me. And that’s exactly what happened. I told the security guard at the door what had happened, and there was absolutely no problem and I continued shopping in there and eventually went to the till and paid for all my items, no problem. But honestly, I couldn’t BELIEVE what happened, how I could possibly have blanked on everything like that, (walking around completely oblivious to that fairly large item in one hand, its weight, that my hand was occupied,) and what could have happened, if not for ALMIGHTY GOD on my watch. Enemies .. they have failed before they start. Honestly, for me, it’s a really big testimony. What if they had come from the previous shop to accost me as I was leisurely walking around in the other shop with the item, open, uncovered, obvious and immediately noticeable in my hand? what would I have said? Then the people in the second shop would have been thinking they got a lucky escape that I was probably planning another ‘hit’ in their own shop too with their own items that I had already in my hands. Thanks to God it was something very simple and stress-less and nothing ,but it could have so easily, been like the story we are all commenting on here.

    • Dan

      September 21, 2015 at 6:53 pm

      Grateful girl. You just wrote a long crap of beautiful nonsense. The girl stole. Rest your excuses

  43. Aretha

    September 21, 2015 at 9:30 pm

    Ehm, this happened in August and she has had her court appearance. Bail was set at $2500.

  44. Rose Okwy

    September 21, 2015 at 10:00 pm

    If she was chasing a kid, she should have left the stroller, it will be easier and faster to catch the child without the stroller in tow. She stole point blank period!!

  45. mabel

    September 21, 2015 at 10:21 pm

    Akudihor sounds Edo to me. Osa you should clarify….. If the name doesn’t sound yoruba or Hausa, then it must be Igbo. What we face in this Naija odiegwu. Let me go and find out more about the name. I don’t even know what people do on instagram sef. What is it about?

  46. peace

    September 21, 2015 at 10:45 pm

    If I were you Bella, I look for this lady and get an interview with her to really get the true story and not what everyone is thinking happened in that video, and for Christ sakes this happened more than a month ago and she is long home and dealing with all these false write ups from you guys. You tell me, it is possible to shop lift 66 items from a shop with two toddler and an infant?????, how do you intent to carry these items with the kids, Jess!, lets use our heads for once. So why didn’t the KMBC also show us the court section where the CCTV video was played and she was vindicated and where they apologies to her. Pls lets not be too quick in joining those racist in destroying one of ours. Lets think before we use our fingers.

  47. peace

    September 21, 2015 at 11:04 pm

    Yes they apologized to her, why didn’t the KMBC show this on the video too…….

  48. 5thHokage

    September 22, 2015 at 12:21 am

    Jennifer is my friend. All I know is that I will stand by her and defend her name. People come here and talk about how she wants to show off for social media. Lol! If only you know. Plus her kids can be a handful. It is embarrassing news for her, her family and friends but we will all get over it eventually. I think we should all bear in mind that different people go through things and my place is not to judge her but be there for her. If she did it, it’s wrong on all levels but we still love her and if she didn’t, it is well.

    • Rose Okwy

      September 22, 2015 at 5:01 am

      Nonsense!

    • ATL's finest

      September 22, 2015 at 8:30 am

      Bless your heart @ 5thHokage I feel bad for the kids and not your friend. I’m not judging bit sweetie try stealing $10 in d States and see where it lands U let alone 66 items. If she was living here legally, with SSN etc trust me this shit is considered felony & will be on her record and when u have a bad record on a Western world, u might as well be useless.

  49. Flower girl

    September 22, 2015 at 1:15 am

    Lol!!! All of you requesting for Bellanaija to look for the lady and interview her are just so funny. What do you expect? Do you really expect her to admit that she stole? Seriously? Of cause she will deny it FOREVER and will cook up a story to save face, if na you nko? First of all 66 items could be a mixture of different stuff, which could include small pieces not necessarily clothes. Also I have worked in retail before and I know calling the police is not the first thing a shop like that does., what usually happens is that from the time they catch you on camera hiding stuff they watch you closely to see if you will actually go through with it and only call the police when they are sure and have confronted you. People if her explanation i’s true why was she pleading and apologising? From the story it was never stated that she denied it, rather she was sorry which only means she admitted it to the police which the police said was a plus for her. If she really ran after her kids the shop camera would have picked it up, and also if she really intended buying all the things found with her why did she not explain and pay for them? I bet she didn’teen have that amount of money on her even. This is most likely not her first time she just got bolder everytime. Friends and family of Jennifer I understand that you will want to believe her because the shame is just too much, but the truth is that her story is a LOAD OF CRAP please don’t continue spreading it in her defence so you do not sound so gullible. I truly feel sorry for her this shame is just too much, where can she possibly hide? As the saying goes “if you can’t do the time don’t do the crime”

  50. Oma

    September 22, 2015 at 5:10 am

    Im not a family member or friend of Jennifer but im looking at it this way. I really dont believe she stole those many items, i dont believe She’s that daft to do so. I guess she must have seen those censor and i dont think she’ll intentionally take those items it probably must have been a reflex when she was trying to get her kids. Just saying

  51. peace

    September 22, 2015 at 9:31 am

    Oma thanks, it’s obvious you have a head. For others who are saying their own story, sure that’s your story and not Jenny’s. Did you say shame?, yeah this is the worst and it has come and gone but no need for her to hide, hid?, for Wot?, only the guilty are afraid. She is going about her life already with her head high and that is bcos she knows she is innocent. So people can continue to write their nonsense for all she cares, it shows how shallow some minds are. Continue don’t look for something better to do with your time.

  52. Janefrances

    September 23, 2015 at 2:44 am

    I am thinking aloud,I don’t think she stole

  53. Whitty

    September 23, 2015 at 5:31 am

    Niger ppl sorry for the shame tht woman disgraced u guys out there. But if she had moni to come US den y steal n steal for a woman at her age should be the last thing in her head wat was she thinkin sef?? Those kids r looking up to her as their mum n look at the example she wants to teach dem (by stealing) . Hmmmm on va fais commen wehh.

  54. Lucy

    September 23, 2015 at 3:05 pm

    What if? Just what if, she got distracted by the kids and subconsciously went past the cashier, then got arrested. Remember she is also only a visitor here and might not even understand how navigate tge store. I’m just not understanding how someone will be that stupid to consciously want to steal 66 items from a store without being caught. ??

  55. peace

    September 23, 2015 at 3:59 pm

    If d Lord shld mark iniquity who shall stand….Naija make una take am easy!

  56. Nkechi Okoro

    September 24, 2015 at 3:15 pm

    Contentment with godliness is a great value.

  57. Pbest

    September 25, 2015 at 7:41 am

    Full names: Jenny Ifeora Akudihor. Ifeora is not an Edo name. Stop hating, Its killing you.

  58. Pbest

    September 25, 2015 at 7:51 am

    Jennifer Akudihor (@jennyakudihor). CEO, OCCASIONS MAGNIFIQUE. Event planner, designer and decorator

  59. henj

    September 25, 2015 at 10:09 am

    This is the most likely explanation bcos i know Jennifer and her entire family. From childhood. They ain’t thieves. She lost her father at a very young age and was brought up by a very industrious mother. They are wonderful people and Jennifer is an angel and cant hurt a fly. Her 2 brothers and a sister are strong moral beings. Am happy a true explanation has come tru

  60. peace

    September 25, 2015 at 12:15 pm

    If d Lord shld mark iniquity who shall stand….Naija make una take am easy o!, especially when we don’t have the complete story. In all things we give thanks to God Almighty.

  61. Zee

    September 28, 2015 at 7:24 am

    I will leave this here. It is just unfortunate that most commenters are demons without lives. You just move your thumbs without thinking! Have you ever faced false accusation before? if you haven’t and you are typing rubbish, may you experience it one day and better still, may no one believe you. The woman who was forcefully admitted in a psychic hospital in NY because the police didn’t believe she owned a BMW was probably also crazy according to most of you commenters. I have been falsely accused before so I know how it feels. A stoopid woman crashed into her fellow woman’s(Me) brand new car with her demonic camry and took off. I chased her till we got to a police check point and she started shouting how I hit her car and wanted to run away! A police man even pointed a gun at me that I should repair the car immediately. This woman had a smirk on her face the whole time talking about how my boyfriend must have bought the car for me and I am just driving recklessly. Nobody in the crowd supported me. They all said I was guilty and I should pay. Unknown to her, I had contacted my company’s security and A friend – Jennifer Akudihor! These were the people who came to my rescue. I will leave this here. I have known Jennifer for over 7 years now. She and her husband are hard working people. She is not covetous in anyway. This is just an unfortunate incident. All I am trying to make people do is THINK! – What if it was false? Remember, an arrest is not a conviction.

  62. Zee

    September 28, 2015 at 7:32 am

    If she also committed a felony theft, how come she came back to Nigeria in less than a month? Errmmm I am sure you know what a felony theft is You all will shut up your jealous disgusting mouths when she travels to the USA in the future.

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