A security man employed to secure a house has turned round to be the one who connived with armed robbers to raid his employee's home.
A 'Mai Guard' (security man), employed to secure a house and its property, has been fingered as the brain behind a robbery attack on a nurse, Ukamaka Onyeka.
Narrating her experience in the hands of her employee named Tunde, Onyeka said that the security man actually invited the armed robbers to her household when her husband travelled out of Lagos.
"On the fateful day, my husband travelled out of Lagos, leaving me, my children, house-help and our security guard. I went to work and returned late at night.
When I drove into our compound, I did not expect that armed robbers were at our security post. We have a dog but it did not bark.
Immediately, I alighted from my car and entered my room, two men armed with knife and cutlass pounced on me and warned that I must co-operate with them as two others armed with guns were keeping watch at our gate.
One of them placed a knife on my throat, threatening to slash it if I failed to co-operate. When I saw that they meant business, I now showed them where I kept a N100,000 which they collected. The money was for my school fees.
They also collected laptops, jewellery, wristwatch and mobile phones. They commanded me to take them to my husband’s room. In the room, out of fear, I still pointed to them the wardrobe where my husband kept money, they opened it and collected the money in his box.
The hoodlums, after collecting the money, still stabbed me on the neck. They locked me in the room in the pool of my own blood. I bled for about 20 minutes.
While the robbery was going on, the hoodlums were calling his names.
He was also busy patrolling from one room to the other without the robbers hurting him or even cautioning him. At a point, he came inside the room where I was tied and told the armed men not to kill me.
After the attack, my guard left in company with the robbers, but later resurfaced. I now accused him of inviting the robbers.
The knife they used on me was my kitchen knife which Tunde collected from me to peel oranges while the rope they used in tying me is also the one he was using to hang his clothes. The pillow case they stuffed in my mouth also belonged to him."
Tunde has however been arrested by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Lagos State Police Command and according to the police, he has admitted to the crime.