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Police arrest Beninoise chef for stealing master’s $59,000, N3.4m in Ibadan

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Jaafar Jaafar
Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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A 25-year-old Beninoise chef, Mathew Kudjo, has been arrested by the Oyo State Police Command for stealing $59,000 and N3.4 million belonging to his boss in Ibadan, Oyo State.

State Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Odude, disclosed this on Thursday while parading Mr Kudjo alongside other suspects.

He said the suspect was arrested in his hideout in Ibadan after breaking into his boss’ apartment in Ikolaba area of Ibadan to steal the said money.

“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 US visa and other travel documents with which to travel out of the country.

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“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 include N1.5 million, one international passport and other travel documents.

Mr Kudjo, however, 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 he has started planning to relocate to US before he was caught by the police.

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Similarly, eight exotic cars have been recovered from a notorious gang of armed robbers responsible for snatching exotic cars at gun point in Ibadan.

Suspects arrested are; Afolabi Shodipe (32) criminal receiver, Dokun Adewusi (42), Adebayo Abolade (34), Olaseni Bakare (40).

Also, exhibits recovered from them are: one Toyo Corolla, one Toyota 4 Runner jeep, Mercedes Benz bus, one Toyota Camry saloon, one Honda Accord saloon, Mercedes Benz C-240, and one Toyota Corolla.


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