Two domestic workers who connived and stole a Cuban Diamond neck chain, a Frank Muller and Rolex wrist watches worth N243 million; belonging to their employer were on Wednesday arrested in Borno State after almost two weeks of fleeing Lekki area of Lagos.
They arrested the suspects: Alex Obinyan (39), cleaner; and Ayuba Samson (29), car washer; after they sold the Cuban Diamond neck chain; and Frank Muller wrist watch for N6M and N4M respectively in Lagos and Abuja.
The identity of their employer, who sources confirmed is a popular celebrity with vast investment in Lekki, Lagos hidden under wrap by the police. Obinyan, source disclosed; had spent over 8 years working and living with the celebrity in Lekki before the incident.
His colleague, Ayuba started working at the celebrity residence only two months ago after returning from Chibok, his home town. They earned N80,000 and N50,000 monthly.
They captured the suspects on CCTV; leaving the celebrity’s residence have confessed stealing the Cuban Diamond Chain valued at N54 million; a Frank Moller Wrist watch worth N140 million and a Rolex wrist watch worth N49 million.
According to Obinyan, they sold the Cuban Diamond Chain in Eti – Osa, Lagos for N6 million; while they sold Frank Moller watch in Abuja for N4 million.
They arrested the suspects in Maiduguri; in their two room and parlour they rented. Also arrested with them were the buyer of the Cuban diamond chain, Haruna Abdullahi; and that of the Frank Moller’s wrist watch, Abubakar Buhari.
Recovered from the suspects were a Rolex watch, two brand new keke Napep and a Toyota Corolla and the sum of $2200.