Housemaid agent arrested after maids steal employers‘ valuables in Lagos

A housemaid agent who specialized in assisting people get maids in Lagoswith the motive of using them to abscond with money, jewelry and other valuables, has been arrested in Lagos.

Francis Okputu, 37, a housemaid agent has been doing this since 2003. In May 2019, he planted one Joy Onoz and told her to steal from her boss. He also ordered her to help him get her boss’ picture.


The gold jewelry, he told Joy, would be replaced with copper and he would take the picture to a prophetess who would help him bewitch it and make the boss not to question any of the girl’s deed after stealing her things.

However, Joy quickly told her boss of the plans and they played along with his arrangement. The lady gave Joy some hard currencies, jewelry and her picture and told her to contact Francis.

The suspect, unknowingly, instructed Joy to meet him at Iyana-Ipaja area of Lagos state to handover her loots to him and he was arrested. After his arrest, the decoy team of RRS visited some housemaid whom Francis had installed in different part of the State to question them.

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