Police in Lagos have arrested a maid, Blessing Paul, for allegedly stealing her boss’ $10,000 in Gbagada.
The Nation reports that Miss Paul was alleged to have stolen the foreign currency by using knife to open her boss’ room while she was away at work.
NAIJ.com gathered that the maid gave the stolen foreign currencies to the house guard, Daniel. Daniel then went ahead to give another security man at another residence in Gbagada, who in turn took it to a Bureau De Change (BDC) operator for the Naira equivalent.
But the operator was said to have told policemen he received only about $5,000 from Amos. Instead of giving them N360/USD, the BDC operator gave the suspects at N86 per dollar, thereby shortchanging the alleged thieves of more than N2m.
The command’s spokesman, Olarinde Famous-Cole, an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), the woman they stole from was one Mrs. Tokunbo.
He said the maid confessed that the woman has been very kind to her, adding that she usually bought clothes and gift items for her to take to her family in Benue state.
Cole said that the BDC operator gave the suspects N870, 000 as equivalent for $5,000. He said: “We also found N400, 000 in the maid’s bank account. Investigation revealed that money and valuables have been missing in the house, but the woman didn’t suspect until the theft of foreign currency last week.”