Lekki Houseboy: An evil spirit moved me to stab my madam to death.

Reports reaching us has it that Tanko Abdulateef, who stabbed his employer in Lagos and fled to Bali area in Taraba State where he was eventually tracked down and arrested. has started confessing.


Yesterday Tanko was paraded at the Lagos State Police Command in Ikeja, while speaking, he admitted that he stabbed 50 year old Mabel Okafor, four time in the stomach at her apartment located at close 9, Victoria Garden City in Lekki on August 17, 2016.


While narrating what happened on that day, Tanko said that he had just finished cutting the flowers when Mrs. Okafor called him. According to him, an evil spirit moved him to stab her with the scissors and knife he used in cutting the flowers.


“I was employed in August 2016; I had not yet stayed up to a month when the incident happened. She agreed to pay me N18,000 at the end of the month. On that Wednesday, she had asked me to cut the flowers. When I was done, I went inside my room. There were only three of us in the apartment.


“She called me and I went inside the sitting room. I was with the knife and the scissors I had just used to cut the flowers. A spirit just came upon me and I stabbed her. She shouted my name and that was when I became conscious of what I had done.


“She was bleeding profusely. I had stabbed her in her stomach four times. When I realised that I had killed my employer, I packed some of her valuables and ran to my village in Taraba State the following day. I sat down at the doorsteps all night. I could not enter my room.


“Some of our neighbours, who were alerted by my boss’ noise, came around and asked what had happened. I lied to them that we saw a snake and she screamed. So they went back. I don’t know why I killed her. Something just came upon me.”


“I sold the three phones at N20,000 each in Taraba State because I needed money. I had not sold the clothes before I was arrested. My parents are dead, but I have two sisters. When I returned, I did not tell my family members anything. I didn’t kill her because of salary increment. We had both agreed on N18,000.”

Househelp Clones Employer’s Credit Card, Buys N328,000 Goods Online

A Tinubu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Wednesday remanded a 23-year-old housekeeper, Henry Iruma-Egana, who allegedly stole his employer’s credit card to purchase goods online.

The Magistrate, Mrs F.O. Ikobayo, remanded the housekeeper pending ruling his bail application.

She adjourned the case to November 30 for the ruling.

The accused pleaded not guilty.

The prosecutor, Insp. Richard Odigie, had told the court that the accused cloned Mr. Godwin Okoh’s credit card on November 16 and used it to buy goods worth N 328,000.

He said that the accused used the credit card to pay for a home theatre, laptop and cellphone he purchased on Konga.com.

He said, “Okoh received alert of withdrawal of N187,500, N68,000 and N73,000 respectively on Nov. 16 and 17, and then went to his bank to report the withdrawals.

“The theft was traced to the accused.”

The prosecutor said that the offence contravened Section 285 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

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Housekeeper Absconds With Employer’s N3m Jewellery

A housekeeper, Bose Vitawan, who allegedly absconded with her employer’s jewellery valued at N3m was on Tuesday brought before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

The accused, 24, is being tried on two counts of conspiracy and stealing to which she pleaded innocence.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Daniel Ighodalo, said the accused with others at large committed the offences on September 2 at No. 307, Banana Island, Lagos.

He alleged that the accused fled with 18 pieces of gold watches, 15 pieces of gold rings, 10 sets of gold necklace and earrings and 10 costume beads, all valued at N3 million belonging to her employer.

The offences, he noted, contravened Sections 285 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2011.

The Chief Magistrate, Abimbola Awogboro, admitted her to a bail of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum.

Section 285 prescribes a three-year jail term, while Section 409 provides two years for offenders.

Further hearing has been fixed for November 9.

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Man who stabbed employer in Lagos arrested in Taraba

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a 22-year-old housekeeper, Tanko Abdulateef, who allegedly stabbed his employer, Mrs. Mabel Okafor, to death in Ajah, VGC area Lagos.

DAILY POST recalls that the suspect fled the scene of the incident after Mrs. Okafor was stabbed in her apartment and stole some of her valuables including her phones which aroused police suspicion that he was behind the murder.

The state Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, had detailed a decoy team of the Rapid Response Squad in charge of tracking to get on the case to weed out the killer.

According to a correspondent of police, the suspect was tracked to a hideout in the Bali area of Taraba State where he was arrested.

He said, “The suspect allegedly ripped the victim’s stomach open. He also took away valuable items from the house, including three mobile phones, a trinket and a lot of clothes. All the items were recovered from him after his arrest.

“On the day of the incident, policemen went to the house and discovered that the place had been ransacked and a lot of property had disappeared.

“The housekeeper was also nowhere to be found.

“The deceased was moved to the mortuary and the policemen from the Ajah division investigated the matter and it was later transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Yaba.

“The suspect was arrested in Taraba State two weeks after he fled.”

The Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, who confirmed the arrest, said the suspect would be charged to court after the conclusion of investigation.

She said, “After about three days in Bali, operatives were able to recover some of the phones stolen from the victim before eventually arresting the suspect where he was hiding.

“There is no escape route for criminals in Lagos State, any crime committed in Lagos will be unravelled.”

“The suspect has been handed over to the SCIID for further investigation, before being charged to court,” Badmos added.