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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Ex-President Yar’adua’s Househelp Arrested Over N91m Missing Goods

The Police Command in Katsina on Tuesday said it had arrested a 60-year-old househelp of Hajiya Turai Yar’adua, the wife of the late President Umaru Musa Yar’adua over missing goods worth N91 million.

Alhaji Usman Abdullahi, the police Commissioner in the state, disclosed this to newsmen on Tuesday in Katsina.

“The Police have arrested Alhaji Yusuf Sarkin-gida after a formal complaint by Hajiya Turai Yar’adua to the Police two weeks ago. “The suspect is the custodians of all the keys and property of Hajiya Turai Yar’adua for the past forty years.

“There are 37 boxes in the custody of the suspect, but only 27 boxes are in the store.

“The several items in the 27 boxes are completely missing and the suspect has failed to give full explanation on the goods and items in the boxes,” he said.

The Commissioner said the suspect had been serving the Late Umar Yar’adua’s family for the past 40 years even before her husband became the governor and later the President of Nigeria. Abdullahi said the suspect was in Police custody, where he was assisting them to conduct intensive investigation on the missing items.

When contacted, the spokesperson of Sarkin-gida’s family, Alhaji Mohammed Yusuf, said their father was innocent of the charge lavelled against him. He said the arrest and detention of their father before the Eld-el-Kabir celebration had thrown the family into confusion.

He appealed to Human Rights Organisations to come to the rescue of their father.

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