Usang Basey Effiong, a househelp who told his employers he was Ben Peters, has confessed to the police in Lagos, that he sought employment with a 73-year-old retiree, Alexander Okoye, and his wife, Njideka Okoye, with an intention to steal.
Okoye had employed Effiong on October 12, 2018, but only 11 days later, the suspect broke into his employer’s bedroom and stole $5000, six packet shirts and a phone. He also made away with the man’s Toyota Camry 2008 model car. However, on December 18, 2018, the police arrested him in Agege, Lagos, and some of the stolen items were recovered.
Effiong said he observed where Mr Okoye usually hid his key bunch, took it and duplicated the living room key so he could gain access to the master bedroom. The suspect allegedly broke into the bedroom October 23, 2018, after he had disconnected the CCTV camera that would have recorded his activities.
He further revealed that robbing the couple was easy because the househelp they dismissed before employing him, Matthew Johnson Abam, was a friend who had furnished him with relevant information before he came to live with them. Abam has also been arrested.