A 26-year-old housemaid, Franker Amaha, has surprised her boss after she fled with foreign currency echange estimated at N1.6m six hours into her employment.
The girl recognized merely as Mrs Taiye of Masha space, Surulere, Lagos State, had engaged Amaha, whom she knew as Esther, on July 25, 2019 by an agent in Ikorodu.
Metropolis Spherical learnt that two hours after they arrived residence, they left for the Murtala Muhammed Worldwide Airport, Ikeja, to select up Taiye’s sister, who simply returned from overseas.
On getting residence, Amaha reportedly sneaked into the place her boss’ sister put her baggage, stole the exhausting currencies – $2800, £1,000 and 2000 Dutch Guilder – and fled.
It was gathered that efforts by the girl to find Amaha proved abortive as she switched off her telephones.
Taiye realised she was in for a posh matter when checks on the kind she submitted with the agent revealed her residence tackle and her guarantor’s as faux.
The case, initially reported on the Surulere Police Station, was later referred to the Inspector-Common of Police Intelligence Response Staff and a manhunt was launched for the suspect.
The detectives finally trailed Amaha to her buddy’s home within the Ajah space of Lagos State and apprehended her.
A police supply stated investigation revealed that the suspect rigorously deliberate the crime.
He stated, “The suspect went to the agent on July 24 and the agent requested that she ought to fill a kind and get a guarantor. As a result of she has a plan, she crammed the shape with a faux title and hooked up a faux passport to the shape.
“She recognized herself as Esther whereas she is Franker (Amaha). On July 25, she was taken to the home of 1 Mrs Taiye, at Masha, Surulere, to work as a house assist and provided to be paid N20,000.
“By the way, a sister of her new boss returned from overseas on that very same day. She adopted her new boss to the airport to select up her sister. Once they bought residence, she entered into the room the place her boss’ sister’s luggage have been saved.
“She opened one of many luggage and stole all of the foreign currency echange therein, together with $2,800, £1,000 and 200 Dutch Guilder. She left the home immediately. Whereas the safety man on the gate tried to cease her, she advised him that she had issues with the madam. Whereas the guard was attempting to verify from the girl, she took a bike. She ran to Ajah to satisfy one in every of her pals and threw away her SIM playing cards.”
In an interview with Metropolis Spherical throughout the week, Amaha stated she stole the cash to deal with her sick mom.
The indigene of Cross River State stated she approached one Mr Frank, a job agent, and Frank in flip led her to 1 Ade who linked her to Taiye.
She defined, “I gave her a faux title and tackle as a result of I’ve the intention of stealing from her. I bought to her home round midday and we went to the airport round three:30pm to select her sister. I opened her (sister’s) bag and took cash from it.
“I stole six $100 notes, 5 items of £20, 5 items of $20 and £100. I modified $100 and made my hair with it and acquired a pair of sleepers. I modified the remaining cash to naira and deposited it into my account. I stole her cash as a result of I bought a name from my village that my mom was sick. Please assist me beg her to forgive me.”
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