Househelp arrested for stealing employer’s $51,000 after 3 days of employment

Police authorities at the Zone 2 Command Headquarters in Onikan, Lagos, have arrested one Blessing Effiong, a domestic staff, and her husband, Bassey Effiong, for stealing $51,000 from their employer’s residence in the Lekki area of Lagos.

According to reports from the command, Blessing, who was recommended for employment by an agent named Anthony, began her employment as a domestic staff on December 23, 2023. Shockingly, within just three days of commencing work, she absconded with $51,000 along with her husband, fleeing to Cross River State.

In a press release issued by the zonal police public relations officer, SP Ayuba Umma, it was disclosed that after thorough investigation, both suspects were apprehended on January 31st, 2024.

Initially denying the extent of the theft, Blessing eventually confessed to stealing $30,000 and admitted to giving $20,000 of the stolen money to her husband, Bassey Effiong.

In his confession, Bassey Effiong disclosed that he received the stolen funds, a portion of which he used to settle his late mother’s medical bills, purchase a Tipper Truck, Two Motorcycles, and complete a construction project in Cross River State.

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