The Ogun state police command have arrested a 27-year-old man identified as Ebuka Everest for attacking his former employer, Theresa Nnamdi, who recently terminated his appointment in her farm after he was caught stealing.
A statement from the state police command spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, states that Ebuka tied Nnamdi’s legs, stabbed her multiple times and robbed her of her belongings. According to Oyeyemi, Ebuka, who used to work at Nnamdi’s fish farm, was sacked after he stole some farm products but was caught by the farm manager. He was summarily dismissed and this got him angry.
“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.
“Ebuka 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 decided to steal from his company but he was caught and summarily dismissed.
Items recovered from the suspect were a knife, broken bottle, the rope Ebuka used to tie the victim’s legs, phones, laptop and other items he stole in the house. Oyeyemi says the suspect will be charged to court soon.