A 28-year-old guard, Paul Onazi, has been arrested for allegedly stealing a Toyota Camry car and jewellery belonging to his bosses ─ Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Ekpesi ─ who live in Gowon Estate in the Egbeda area of Lagos.
Punch Metro gathered that Onazi, who occupied a mini flat on the couple’s premises, and his friend, who is still at large, committed the act around 4.30pm on Sunday, January 25, 2015 when his bosses had gone to church. It was said the suspects broke into the couple’s apartment and made off with foreign currencies, laptops and phones, among other valuables � all of which were valued at N9m.
Our correspondent gathered that the guard, a 200 level student, who hails from Benue State, was enrolled in the University of Lagos by Epkesi to study philosophy. He reportedly earned N30,000 per month, apart from being given three square meals a day.
Our correspondent learnt further that the couple was astonished that Onazi, who had been living with them for years, could commit such criminal act.
The crime was said to have been reported to policemen attached to the Gowon Estate Police station, leading to Onazi’s arrest.
The police said the car and other stolen items had been recovered while efforts were being made to track down the fleeing accomplice.
It was, however, learnt that the money had yet to be recovered.
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