How a Housemaid and Her Friends Robbed Her Employer

Next time you are employing a househelp shine your eyes. According to a report from Punch Newspapers, The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a housemaid, Mary Francis, for allegedly conniving with her friends to rob her employer.

The spokesperson for the command, Ngozi Braide, said on the day of the robbery January 4, 2013 to be precise, Francis intentionally left the entrance gate open in order to give the robbers easy access to the house.

The robbers carted away with a Honda Civic car, a laptop, N200,000 and $3,000 (N480,000), gold and jewellery valued at N2m, five mobile phones.

However the housemaid denying the allegations said,

“I didn’t know that the door was left open that day. Igwe had told me earlier that he planned to rob my boss but I refused. Even on the day they came to rob, I was begging him not to but he said if I exposed him, he would kill me. I was also tied up along with my madam which shows you that I knew nothing about the robbery.
I have been working with her for over two months but most of the times it was only garri that she fed me with.”

However Igwe, the prime suspect insisted that the housemaid, Mary Francis was the brains behind the operation. He said he only used toy guns during the robbery and pleaded with the police to show him mercy as he was ready to receive God into his life.
He said:

“Mary (Francis) and I are both from Cross River and I knew her before coming to Lagos. One day we met at Sagamu and she told me she wanted to steal her boss’s money and run away but I told her I had a brighter idea.
With the cooperation of Mary, we stormed her madam’s house with toy guns around 8pm and robbed her. We stole a car in order to escape but we later dumped it somewhere. We sold the jewellery for N400,000 and my share was N200,000. We didn’t give Mary anything because we haven’t seen her since then.
I regret what I did and I wish I could be given a second chance because I have changed my ways and I’m ready to receive God into my life.”


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