A young man is being made to pay for his evil act after he went into crime to take his parents out of poverty.
Men of the Nigeria Police Force
Ugbem Samuel, a 24-year-old domestic worker, has been arrested by the police.
The man was arrested for allegedly stealing his boss’s 40,000 pounds (about N15.5m) in Lagos.
Speaking about his action, the young man revealed he stole only because he wanted strongly to assist his family out of poverty.
According to Vanguard, arrested alongside the suspect, was his younger brother, Ugbem Monday.
The prime suspect reportedly invited his younger brother to his boss’ house immediately the latter returned from a trip outside the country.
Narrating how he stole the money, Samuel, who was paraded alongside 25 other robbery suspects, who were arrested within one week in Lagos, said: “When my boss came back with a lot of money from his trip, I invited my younger brother over, with the intention of stealing some of the money and handing it over to him to take to our parents, who are suffering.
“I gave him 40,000 Pounds, which he kept with my brother-in-law to keep for us until we are ready to use it.”
However, when his boss, identified simply as Ajayi, discovered that his money was missing, he enquired from Samuel, who denied culpability.
Samuel said: “But my boss’ brother came and begged me to say the truth that part of the money would be given to me. Because stealing is not in my blood, I opened up to him that I was the one that took the money with the help of my brother. I also told him where the money was.”
It was gathered that the money was split into two, with his in-law and his younger brother in possession of each part. But when policemen arrived his in-law’s home in Ikorodu, he was discovered to have bolted with the money.