A house help , Helen Wilson , has been arrested for allegedly stealing her boss’ Toyota Camry and looting her property in the Victoria Island area of Lagos State .
PUNCH Metro learnt that the suspect was tracked on Tuesday to a location in Benue State through her Facebook post, where she was apprehended by some military officers alerted by her boss, Aisha Bulama .
Our correspondent learnt that the Garkida, Adamawa State indigene had been working for Bulama for the past five years at her house in Block C 6, 1004 Estate, where the incident happened .
The boss was said to have travelled to Kaduna State for a wedding last week when Wilson, together with her boyfriend, one Martins , drove the 2009 model car away.
A neighbour, who noticed that the car was not in the usual parking lot, alerted Bulama that her car had been stolen .
Bulama , who spoke with our correspondent on the telephone , said the case was reported at the Victoria Island Police Division.
She added that the suspect was caught on Tuesday, adding that the vehicle had been recovered.
She said , “ She was formerly working for my friend , who travelled out of the country . I decided to employ her and she had been working for me for the past five years without any record of blemish. In fact , I cannot say anything bad about her because she is the best housemaid one can ever have .
“ I travelled for a wedding and left her with the car key . A few days later , my Indian neighbour called me and asked if I told somebody to pick my car and I said no .
“ I immediately called her and asked why my car was not at the parking lot. She said it was not true, that the car was right there . A few minutes later , she became unreachable on the phone. ”
She said her neighbours went to report the case to the police, which launched a manhunt for the suspect .
Bulama said she later learnt from Wilson ’ s friend that she hatched the plot with her boyfriend.
She said the car was tracked to somewhere in Lagos where it had been sold for N 2. 6m , adding that the buyer transferred the money to the suspect through e – banking .
Wilson was said to have later updated her Facebook page , posting a snapshot of herself .
Bulama said , “ She was arrested together with her boyfriend around 9am on Tuesday in Benue State . They had been moving around different places after selling the car. She then posted a photo on Facebook , which I forwarded to London . They gave me the location where the photo was taken and I sent the soldiers there ; they got her arrested. When I see her, I wish to ask her why she did it. ”
The Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Olarinde Famous -Cole, said he would call back our correspondent, but he had yet to do so as of press time .
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