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Agent Lure Maid To Defraud Employer

A house maid agent who specialized in assisting people to get maids with the motive of using the maid to abscond their employer’s money, jewelry and other valuables has been arrested in Lagos today, 30th,July,2019.

Francis Okputu, former dry cleaner and who turn into a house-help agent, has been doing the job since 2003. In May 2019, he planted Joy to defraud her employer and also get the picture for hypnotism when Francis got to know that Joy’s boss was wealthy, and began to find means of looting.The latest operation he reportedly carried out before he was caught by Lagos state Rapid Response Squad[RRS] involved the theft of gold jewelries worth N450,000.

Okputu confessional statement read: “I have been helping Lagosians get house helps and everybody in my neighborhood knows that’s what I do and they also make recommendations and link me with their relatives who need my service.

On Okputu’s arrest, the Lagos state Rapid Response Squad[RRS] team visited some of his maids and warned them off any plan that could make them breach the law.
The Commissioner of Police, CP Adamu Muazu, in his reaction directed the transfer of the case to State CID office and advise Lagosians to be careful and conscious of whom they employ as maid to avoid theft of their hard-earned property.

Recovered from Okputu’s hand when Joy was trailed to Iyana-Ipaja where she ought to handover the stolen items with Okputu were $15 notes, gold jewelries worth N450,000


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