Enemy Within Houseboy jailed 3 years for stealing from boss

An houseboy has been sentenced to three years imprisonment after he was found guilty of robbing his boss.

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Dayo Opebiyi, a 30-year-old houseboy, would be full of regrets at the devil that pushed him to steal from his boss as he was sentenced to three years in prison by an Ojokoro Magistrate's Court sitting in Ijaiye, Lagos.

Opebiyi was found guilty on two counts bordering on burglary and stealing after he was accused of breaking into his master's home and stealing various items and cash including 1000 Euros and N50,000, a digital camera, I Phone, six mobile  phones, all valued at N550,000.

Opebiyi had lived at Block 62, Ojokoro Housing Estate, Meiran with his boss, one Rufus Adeojo, for two years, before he decided to commit the crimes.

It was gathered that the convict collected the key to Adeojo’s apartment on June 6, 2013, as he usually did and returned it a few minutes later but on the fateful day, the boss discovered that the items were missing after he had gone into the room to clean up.

The culprit was said to have fled the home afterwards, but was later arrested by the police, who brought him before the presiding magistrate, Mrs. T. Akanni, on two counts of stealing and burglary.

According to a statement he made at the Meiran Police Station, he wanted to sell the items to finance his travel out of the country.

While Opebiyi was sentenced to one year for the first count, he got two years for the second count.

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