The Travails many Nigerian passes through with those they employ for domestic work can be very telling as this can be instructive in the predicament of a seventy-three-year-old retiree identified as Mr Okoye after he employed one Ben peters as domestic worker and after some time, he later prepared to rob his employer where, if not for the great providence, might have harmed the septuagenarian
Narrating how the whole development started, the Lagos state public relation officer, CSP chike Oti in a statement said it was a response to Okoye's narrative through a written petition to the Lagos state commissioner of police about his ordeal coming from the said Ben Peters who was with them for just eleven days, after which decided to still their valuables that which include Toyota Camry saloon car, Dollars, six packet shirts and a Motorola Android phone that prompted immediate action of the police.
Oti said based on the said complaint, the commissioner of police Directed Csp Kemi Adedeji and team attached to the command’s human right section to launch a manhunt for the fleeing Domestic help
“Investigation so far revealed that his real name is usang Bassey effiong and not the Ben Peters as he made his employers believe”
He said the suspect has confessed how he commits crimes and other vices.
Continuing, Oti said the victim, Mr Okoye usually hides his bedroom key but that for the suspect to gain access, he needed to duplicate the said living room’s key which the suspect eventually did make a copy
“After a while, the suspect made up his mind and breaks open the septuagenarian's bedroom, doing it undetected”, adding that the suspect went ahead to disconnect the CCTV camera that would have recorded his heinous act, picked up the bedroom key and constructively broke into the couple’s room, stole their valuables and their after drove off with their car
Oti said the suspect in a confessional statement added that robbing couple was easy for him because the domestic house help they dismissed before employed him, describe the name as Matthew Johnson Abam, “says he was a member of his thieving syndicate and he had furnished him with relevant information about the octogenarian couple even before he came to live with them”
“The Lagos state commissioner of police, imohimi Edgal urges employers of domestic servants to be painstaking in carrying out a background check on those Lagos inhabitants they intend to employ as domestic servants in other to minimize situations whereby those unverified servants take advantage of employers”
Adding that both suspects are currently undergoing interrogation with a view to helping the police, arrest their partners in crime and recover those identified stolen items