Police arraign housemaid for stealing N700,000 with broom

A 20-year-old housemaid, Loveth
Emmanuel, has been arraigned before an
Ebute-Meta Magistrate’s Court for allegedly
stealing N700,000 from the safes of her
boss, Rufus.
The Punch reports that Emmanuel used
a stick of broom to open four safes and
stole the money at their residence on
Sholanke street in the Ebute-Meta area
of Lagos state. The money was meant
for her boss' children’s school fees.
After the deed, she was said to have
tried running away by jumping into a
fast moving vehicle. But he was caught.Describing Emmanuel as an ingrate who
did not appreciate everything done for
her, Rufus said he gave her the same
privilege as his children since he came their house about a year ago.But the Cross-river state indigene
claimed that her boss got her arrested
because she wanted to sit for an
examination, adding that it was when
she was not given time for the exam
that she decided to flee. She went on to
say that the stolen money issue
happened since July 2016, and she had
been forgiven until she was arrested
while going for the exam. She went
further to say that since sh'e been
staying with Rufus, she's not had any
breathing space in the house.
She was, however, arraigned on two
counts of stealing. And the case was
adjourned till January 25, 2017.

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