The Lagos state police command has launched a search for an 18-year-old housemaid identified as Queen, for allegedly fleeing with her boss, Omowunmi Odejide’s property worth N500, 000.
Narrating what happened, Odejide said she went for a party on October 19th and on her return, found out that Queen who encouraged her to go to the party after she initially said she wasn’t going, had disappeared with the goods she recently parked from her store.
The lady said she suspects that the maid had an accomplice as she couldn’t have carried all of the items by herself.
“On Friday, October 19, I went out for a birthday party of one of my friends who turned 40. I did not want to go because I was not in a good mood, but Queen encouraged me to; I did not know that she had something up her sleeve. I left home around 12.48pm for Agege where the party held. I came back home around 8pm and met my neighbours and my children in the compound. I asked of my housemaid and one of my neighbours said she went to buy something. Before the incident, I had a boutique that I run but due to some issues, I could not continue with it again; so I packed my goods home. When I entered the house on the day of the incident, I noticed that one box containing my goods and my children’s clothes were missing.
“This lady is someone I took in like my daughter because she told me that she lost her mother at a tender age; she looked innocent. I don’t lock the rooms when I go out. She went away with the stew I prepared, Rolex wristwatches, expensive sunshade that I sell and the one I used, female and male jeans, long towels, three male wristwatch and 10 female wristwatch, pendants- all worth N500,000.”
Reacting to the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, CSP Chike Oti, said the police is on the trail of the suspect who would soon be apprehended. He advised residents of the state to carry detailed background checks on any maid they wish to employ in their homes.