Beninoise chef steals master’s $59,000, N3.4m in Oyo

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A Beninoise chef, Matthew Kudjo, has been arrested by the Special Anti-robbery Squad of the Oyo State Police Command after stealing $59,000 and N3.4 million belonging to his boss in Ibadan.

The state Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Odude, who disclosed this while parading Kudjo along with other suspects in Ibadan, said he was arrested in his hideout in Ibadan after breaking into his boss apartment in Ikolaba area of the city to steal the money.

The police commissioner said, “The suspect on December 12, 2016 betrayed the trust of his master. After successfully carrying out the criminal act, the suspect perfected sinister plan to abscond abroad with the loot but through intensive investigation coupled with high level intelligence carried out by the special squad, the suspect was nabbed before he could escape to the United State of America, having procured an international passport, a U.S visa and other travel documents with which to travel out of the country.

“Upon interrogating the suspect who was remorseful, he confessed to the crime. He disclosed that he had built an edifice in his home country, Benin Republic, with part of the ill-gotten money. Part of the stolen money and other exhibits were however recovered from him.”

Exhibits recovered from the suspect include N1.5 million, one international passport and other travel documents.

Confessing to the crime, Kudjo said he was able to steal the money when his boss went to play golf in the club.

He said part of the stolen money has been used to build a house in Benin Republic and has started planning to relocate to U.S before he was caught by the police.

 

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