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Domestic worker, husband arrested for stealing $51,000

Detectives from the Zonal Criminal Investigation Department ZCID, Zone 2 Command Headquarters in Onikan, Lagos, arrested Blessing Effiong, a female and her spouse, Bassey Effiong male, for stealing Fifty-One Thousand United States Dollars $51,000, from her employer’s residence in the Lekki area of Lagos.

Nigeriacrime.com learned that Blessing Effiong, recommended for employment by an agent named Anthony, began working as a domestic staff on December 23rd, 2023. Only three days into her employment, she absconded with $51,000 and fled with her husband to Cross River State.

In a press release by the zonal police public relations officer, SP Ayuba Umma, it stated, “Following intensive investigation, both suspects were arrested on January 31st, 2024.

“During the investigation, it was revealed that Blessing Effiong had approached Anthony under false pretences, providing misleading contact information and using registered phone numbers not associated with her identity. She failed to complete her employment application form, indicating her fraudulent intentions.

“Despite initially denying the full extent of stealing, Blessing Effiong eventually confessed to stealing Thirty Thousand United States Dollars ($30,000), admitting to giving Twenty Thousand United States Dollars ($20,000) to her husband, Bassey Effiong.

“Bassey Effiong, in turn, confessed to receiving the stolen funds, part of which he used for settling his late mother’s medical bills, purchasing a Tipper Truck and two Motorcycles, and completing a construction project in Cross River State.

“Both suspects have been charged and brought before the court following the completion of the investigation, under the directive of the Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone 2 Command, AIG Olatoye A. Durosinmi.

“AIG Durosinmi encourages members of the public to exercise vigilance and conduct thorough background checks before hiring domestic staff for their safety and to prevent falling victim to criminal elements.”

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