Ogun State Police Command arrested a 27-year-old man named Ebuka Everest for assaulting his former employer Theresa Nnamdi, who recently quit his job on his farm after being arrested for theft.
In a statement by Abimbola Oyeyemi state police spokesman, he said that Ebuka tied Nnamdi’s legs, repeatedly stabbed him and robbed him of his belongings. According to Oyeyemi, Ebuka, who was fishing in Nnamdi, was released after he stole some agricultural produce but was captured by the manager. He was sacked and it upset him.
The arrest of the suspect followed a distress call received by policemen at Mowe division around 4:30 p.m. that armed robbers have invaded the house of Mrs Theresa Nnamdi at Association Estate opposite Jehova Witness Church in Mowe and held the occupants of the house hostage.
“On receiving the distress call, the DPO Mowe division SP Marvis Jayeola mobilized his anti-robbery team and moved to the scene, cordoned off the house and subsequently arrested one Ebuka Everest who had stabbed the woman on her right hand before tying her legs with rope and covered her mouth with cloth which he tore from her bedsheet.
“The suspect who worked in the fish farm of his victim before he was sacked due to his shady character, first went to the fish farm where he stabbed the farm manager severally before coming to attack the woman in her house and forced her to transfer the sum of #40,000 to his account.
“He equally ransacked the woman’s room and made away with her laptop, the sum of #5,000 cash, phones and other valuable before he was arrested by the police with the help of members of the public. On interrogation, the suspect claimed to have worked with the victim (employer) for four months and that he was living with the family throughout that period.
He stated further that his problem started when he was swindled of his four months’ salary by an online scammer who promised to help him travel abroad but ended up collecting his four months salary and blocking him online” the statement read
The suspect told the police that he had decided to steal from his company, but was arrested and concluded.
Items recovered from the suspect were a knife, a broken bottle, a rope tied to his feet, telephone, victim’s laptop, and other items he stole from the house. Oyeyemi said the suspect would soon be tried in court.