Lagos maid steals bosses’ $10,000, converts at N86/Dollar

Men of the Nigerian Police have arrested one Blessing Paul who worked as a maid in Lagos for allegedly stealing the sum of $10,000 belonging to her boss.

The arrested suspect was nabbed alongside a guard who resides in Gbagada. The guard was reported to have taken the money which was reported to have been stolen after she forcibly opened her boss’ room using a knife to a BDC operator.

According to TheNation, the maid who had been in the act of stealing money and other possessions belonging to her boss handed the stolen foreign currencies to the house guard identified as Daniel who later changed it at N86 per dollar.

However, following the arrest of the suspects, the BDC operator identified as Amos disclosed that he only received about $5,000.

The exchange at N86 instead of about N360/ dollar shortchanged the alleged thieves by at least N2 million.

Confirming the incident, the Lagos state police command’s spokesman, Olarinde Famous-Cole, an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), revealed that the said sum was stolen from one Mrs. Tokunbo.

He added: “We also found N400, 000 in the maid’s bank account but we are following court’s procedure to seize the money. The BDC operator was allegedly given $10,000 but he claimed he only received $5,000.

“Investigation revealed that money and valuables have been missing in the house, but the woman didn’t suspect the maid until the theft of foreign currency last week.”

SOURCE: African Spotlight