Man arrested for stealing 28 TV sets after being sacked by employer
A man’s attempt to punish his former employers has landed him in prison and now awaiting trial. The man, Mr Johnson Adebowale allegedly stole 28 television sets worth 120,000 to 150,000 Naira each from his former employer Atlantic Exhibition Nigeria Limited. He did this after he was sacked by the company. According to reports he loaded a truck with the television sets and transported them to his home in the Ibafo area of Ogun State. When he was caught he had already started selling them for N50,000 and claiming he was a dealer.
A police commenting on the case said:
The affected company is into exhibition of products. They were in partnership with a hotel on the Lagos Island where the electronics products were displayed. The electronics were usually kept in a store, which was constructed by the suspect. So, he knew his way round the store. On August 6, after he had been sacked by the firm, he sneaked into the store and loaded 28 LG Plasma TV sets inside a truck and drove away with them. By Monday, the company discovered that the television sets were gone and a complaint was lodged at the Victoria Island Police Station.
“We mobilised and swooped in on him. We discovered that he turned his house into an electronic shop and was selling the television sets, claiming that he was a TV manufacturer’s agent. He had already sold six for N50,000 each. The market value for each of the TV sets is between N130,000 and N200,000. We recovered the rest from him,” another source added.
Confirming the report the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer SP Dolapo Badmos said that the suspect has been charged to court and efforts are on to recover the items he stole.