Chef steals master’s $59,000 and N3.4m in Ibadan, builds mansion, secures U.S visa
A Beninoise Chef, Mathew Kudjo, 25, has been arrested by the Special Anti-robbery Squad of the Oyo State Police Command for stealing $59,000 and N3.4 million belonging to his boss who resides in Ibadan, Oyo State.
State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Abiodun Odude, said the suspect was arrested in his hideout in Ibadan after breaking into his boss apartment in Ikolaba, 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 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.
Upon interrogating the suspect who was remorseful, 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”.
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.