Two home staff who connived and stole a Cuban Diamond neck chain, a Frank Muller and Rolex wristwatches price N243 million belonging to their employer have been arrested in Borno after nearly two weeks of fleeing Lekki, Lagos.
The suspects: Alex Obinyan (39), cleaner and Ayuba Samson (29), automotive washer, had been arrested after they’d offered the Cuban Diamond neck chain and Frank Muller wrist look ahead to N6m and N4m respectively in Lagos and Abuja.
The id of their employer, whom sources confirmed is a well-liked movie star with huge funding in Lekki, Lagos is being saved below wrap by the police. Obinyan, source disclosed had spent over eight years working and residing with the movie star in Lekki earlier than the incident.
His colleague, Ayuba began working on the movie star’s residence solely two months in the past after coming back from Chibok, his dwelling city. They earned N80,000 and N50,000 month-to-month.
The suspects and the consumers of the jewellery had been dropped at Rapid Response Squad headquarters, by the Decoy Team of the company in an unbranded automobile after an 8-day investigative exercise to Abuja and Borno State.
The suspects, who had been captured on CCTV leaving the movie star’s residence have confessed stealing the Cuban Diamond Chain valued at N54 million, a Frank Moller Wristwatch price N140 million and a Rolex wristwatch price N49 million.
According to Obinyan, they offered the Cuban Diamond Chain in Eti – Osa, Lagos for N6 million whereas the Frank Moller watch was offered in Abuja for N4 million.
“I’ve been working with him (movie star) in Lekki for over Eight years. I’m used to transferring these valuables round the home wherever I discovered them in his automotive. I’ve by no means considered stealing them.
“When Samson got here and he noticed me with the gold chain laced with diamonds, he satisfied me that we may make a fortune from stealing them. He was not with us earlier than. Within two months of his keep, we deliberate to steal these items.
Oga was within the sitting room. We stole the chain together with a Frank Moller wristwatch and a Rolex wristwatch. Before escaping, we already acquired a purchaser for the chain. We offered the Cuban Diamond chain in Eti – Osa for N6 million.
The following day, we escaped to Abuja the place we purchased a Toyota Corolla. We offered the Frank Moller watch in Abuja for N4 million to lift extra money for our escape to Borno State, the place we meant to start out new lives and companies,” he stated.
Obinya, in his letter to the movie star informing him of his departure, (reads in components, unedited) “…I do know you may be shocked why I write to you however the fact is that as a result of some fairly commentary I’ve come to a discover that you’re not an individual that somebody can depend on.
I’ve been affected person sufficient to see if you happen to can assist me however you retain on promising me thus far there isn’t a avail. To reduce the story quick, I’ve determined to cease working for you, and I’m sorry to say that however it’s a must to bear with me. I’ve gone for good as a result of I can’t proceed to work for an individual who doesn’t care about me and doesn’t worth me for the remainder of my life”.
The suspects had been arrested in Maiduguri of their two-room and parlour they rented. Also arrested with them had been the customer of the Cuban diamond chain, Haruna Abdullahi and that of Frank Moller’s wristwatch, Abubakar Buhari.
Recovered from the suspects had been a Rolex watch, two model new keke Napep, and a Toyota Corolla and the sum of $2200.
The suspects have been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Panti for additional investigations.
Commenting on the event, Commander RRS, DCP. Olatunji Disu urged Lagosians to all the time do a background verify of all their staff earlier than using them.
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