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Guard arrested in Lagos for stealing boss wristwatches, dollars



Nigeria News

A 35-year-old security guard, Opeyemi Badmus, has been arrested by the police in Lagos state, for stealing his boss wristwatches and dollars.

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According to reports by Punchng, his boss, Soname Akinola, who recently returned to Nigeria from the United Kingdom, met the guard and a housemaid, who were employed by his wife while he was abroad.

Akinola alleged that he travelled to Ogbomoso, Oyo State, and when he returned home, five wristwatches and an undisclosed amount of pound sterling had been stolen.

The complainant told the police that when he quizzed the security guard and the housemaid about the missing items, they both denied taking them. He said

“I travelled on October 18, 2018, to Ogbomoso and returned two days later. Immediately I entered the house, I noticed the main entrance door was open. On getting to my room, I found out that five wristwatches valued at N600,000 and my dollars and pounds had been stolen.”

The guard and the housemaid were reportedly arrested and taken to a police station, where Badmus allegedly confessed to stealing the wristwatches, but denied taking the money.

He was arraigned before the Candide Johnson Magistrates’ Courthouse, Ikorodu, on one count of stealing.

The magistrate, Mrs F. Azeez, granted him bail in the sum of N250,000 with two sureties each in like sum.