A 16-year old house help, Susan Joshua, allegedly stole her master’s N5 million (cash and jewellery) and gave it to fraudsters known as money doublers, to make her rich.
The teenager allegedly broke into her master’s bedroom at Oluwaseun Street, Agodo Egbe, Lagos State, Southwest Nigeria, and stole $18,000 (about N2.7 million) and gold jewellery worth N3.5 million.
The girl was said to have given the money to the fraudsters to help her double it but she was duped.
The police at Ikotun Division have arrested one of the suspects, Chukwunonso Ezeogu, for the alleged crime, while others are at large.
Ezeogu was charged before Ejigbo Magistrate’s Court for obtaining under false pretence.
It was gathered that the teenager was accosted at LASU road, Egbe by fraudsters who told her to bring the money, promising to help her double it.
The teenager reportedly went to their house, ransacked her master’s bedroom and stole the money and the jewellery which she gave to them.
When the fraudsters disappeared with the stolen items, the teenager went home and told her boss about what happened.
The police later arrested Ezeogu and charged him to court under Sections 312 and 285 of the Criminal Code Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2011. But he pleaded not guilty to the crime.
The presiding Magistrate, Mrs. M. B. Folami, granted him bail in the sum of N1 million with two sureties in like sum.
Ezeogu was remanded in prison custody at Kirikiri pending when he will meet his bail conditions.The matter has been adjourned till 6 August 2012 for further hearing.