A domestic worker, Sossougueto Theodore, has been arrested by men of the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly stealing N2,729,850 from his Japanese employer, Yasushi Murata, in the Ikoyi area of the state.
A neighbour, Oluwasegun Olusoji, was reportedly arrested for conniving with Theodore to perpetrate the crime against his boss.
Murata was said to be at home when Theodore and Olusoji allegedly broke into his side of the building to rob him of his possession.
During the operation, the suspects allegedly tortured Murata and made him transfer N1m into an account owned by Olusoji.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu, said in a statement on Thursday that the suspects, who had coerced Murata into disclosing the pin code of his ATM card, made away with it.
He stated that Theodore and Olusoji used the ATM card to fraudulently withdraw N1,729,850 from Murata’s account, adding that detectives attached to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Panti, Yaba, arrested the suspects.
Ajisebutu said, “Detectives at the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Panti, have apprehended a domestic worker who conspired with one other to rob his employer, Yasushi Murata, a Japanese, and an expatriate employee of Honda Automobile West Africa Ltd but resident at Chris Ali Street, Abacha Estate, Ikoyi, Lagos.
Ajisebutu said the state Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alabi, who directed that the case should be charged to court, admonished employers to always carry out a thorough background check on their domestic staff before employing them, and be wary of criminal neighbours.