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Thief! Beninoise chef arrested for stealing N3.4m in Ibadan

The police were able to recover a sum of N1.5 million alongside some travel documents from the suspect.

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Officers of the Nigeria Police Force. play

Officers of the Nigeria Police Force.

(Nigeria Newspaper)

The Oyo State Police Command has arrested a  Beninoise chef, Mathew Kudjo for stealing a sum of N3.4 million belonging to his master.

Abiodun Odude, the state police commissioner confirmed the arrest while parading the suspect and others at the force headquarters.

“The suspect on December 12, 2016 betrayed the trust of his master.

“After successfully carrying out the criminal act, the suspect perfected sinister plan to abscond abroad with the loot but through intensive investigation coupled with high level intelligence carried out by the Special squad, the suspect was nabbed before he could escape to the United State of America, having procured an international passport, a US visa and other travel documents with which to travel out of the country.

“Upon interrogating the suspect who was remorseful, confessed to the crime.

"He disclosed that he had built an edifice in his home country, Benin Republic, with part of the ill-gotten money. Part of the stolen money and other exhibits were however recovered from him."

Following the arrest, the police recovered a sum of N1.5 million, an international passport and some travel documents with Kudjo, the Daily Post News reports.

He confessed that he stole the money when his boss was out playing golf and had planned to relocate to the United States of America before he was apprehended.

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