A house-help and her elder brother, who allegedly robbed her madam of cash and valuables worth several millions of naira has been arrested by the police. The housemaid, Chidima and her brother, Emma, indigenes of Ebonyi State are being detained at the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) Ikeja.
Chidima confessed she stole valuable properties of her madam, such as, laptops, table, ipads, gold, phones and money. She thereafter called her elder brother and handed everything to him for sale.
“After handing over the items to my brother, I returned home and raised the alarm that robbers have raided our house. My madam believed the story and even treated me thinking that I may have been injured. I was crying all through and Madam was pleading with me to stop crying so that I won’t break down.
“Sir, I must confess, I did it to raise money for my mother’s surgery. She has been sick and our Doctor charged N500,000 for the treatment. I begged my madam to assist me but she said she had no money. I have tried many of our relatives, none was willing to help and my brother kept disturbing me with phone calls. The harassment was too much for me to bear, hence, I decided to remedy the situation by robbing my madam.
“I may not have told my brother that I robbed my madam, but where did he think that I got the things I gave him to sell? I am a housemaid on a monthly salary of N20,000. My brother should stop blaming me, after all, it was his mistake that put us in this mess. I successfully perfected everything and my madam had no iota of suspicion that I did it.
“Instead of selling the items my brother started using the Tabletops and it was through his foolishness that the police tracked and arrested him. I was shocked when he was brought face-to-face with me,” she said.
According to the State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Fatai Owoseni, the house-help was employed three months ago through the internet. “She belongs to a syndicate that send its members to houses as house helps with the intention to rob their employers,” he said.