Househelp Steals Employer’s N1.6m Six Hours After Resuming Work

The suspect, Franca Amaha
The suspect, Franca Amaha

The Lagos state police command has arrested a 26-year-old lady named Franca Amaha for stealing N1.6million belonging to her boss just 6 hours after she resumed as a househelp with her employer.

Confessing to the crime, she said she stole the money which was in foreign currencies and proceeded to make her hair before getting a call from her village that her mum is sick.

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She was then caught after her boss lodged a complaint at the nearest police station in Surulere and she was traced to the residence of one of her friends at Ajah.

Her confessional statements below:

“I came back to Lagos again to look for a job in order to raise money. I approached one Mr. Frank who is a job agent and he led me to one Mr. Ade who linked me up with the woman in Surulere whom I started working for. However, before I started working for the woman she told me about herself and gave me advice on how to work for her and she said that my salary would be paid through my agent.

“But I gave her a  fake name and address because I had the intention of stealing her money or anything of value which I could easily sell. So,  when I  got to the woman’s house around noon, we went to the airport around 3:30 pm to pick her sister and we parked all the woman’s luggage into the house. I later opened the bag and took six pieces of $100, five pieces of £20, five pieces of $20 totalling $700 and  £100 pounds. I changed $100 and made my hair with it and bought a new pair of slippers.

‘’I changed the remaining money and deposited it into my account.  I stole her money because I got a call from my village that my mother was sick.  Please help me to beg her to forgive me. I will not do it again.”