The police in Lagos on Sunday said they have arrested a 24–year old driver for allegedly stealing his former employer’s pet dog, car and television sets.
According to the suspect’s confessional statement to the police, he allegedly committed the crime in order to raise money to cater for his siblings during the Christmas period.
The police spokesperson in Lagos State, SP Dolapo Badmos, who confirmed the arrest to newsmen, said the suspect was arrested on Dec. 26, 2016 at Ojuelegba by a team of Rapid Response Squad (RRS).
Badmos said the suspect was picked up by the police while trying to sell off his former employer’s Toyota Avensis 2013 model marked AGL 734 AR for N2 million.
She said the suspect was arrested along with three of his friends who were aged between 22 and 23.
The suspect, she said, had during the Christmas period stormed the Magodo home of his ex-boss while he and his family were holidaying in Delta State and the security man gone to the church.
“He conspired with others to move a 100 inches LCD TV, a 42 inches LCD TV, a dog, a suitcase, two DSTV decoders and a Toyota Avensis,” she said.
The image maker noted that the suspect was able to access the house because he knew where his former -boss usually kept the keys to his rooms. Badmos said when the victim got report of the theft, he reported the incident at Magodo Police Station while the car was later recovered by the RRS operatives.
Other items, she said, had also been recovered.
She said the suspect had left the service of the victim as a driver three months before committing the crime, stressing that he had also collected about N1 million for the car before his arrest.
Badmos advised the public to always carry out a background check on their domestic servants so as not to expose themselves to the antics of criminals. She said the suspects had been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Yaba, for further investigation.