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Monitoring Spirits Man steals from company a day after promotion

A man graduate who just got promoted at his workplace with an increased salary has been arrested for stealing from the same company the very next day.

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The suspects, Abiola Hamzat and Adebayo Kazeem play

The suspects, Abiola Hamzat and Adebayo Kazeem


A 35-year-old man, Abiola Hamzat, has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly stealing 20 bags of cement from the company just one day after he got a promotion with a salary raise.

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Punch reports that Hamzat, a father of three and a graduate of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), was employed as a contract security staff at the company and rose to the position of an operator in the brick making company before he was promoted with a new salary of N215, 000, but the very next day, he was nabbed for stealing.

It was gathered that the management of the company decided to accelerate his promotion when it was discovered that he was a graduate with his salary tripled and to thank the company for the offer, he connived with another staff, Adebayo Kazeem, to steal the bags of cement.

During interrogation, Hamzat confessed to the crime, saying he was the one that masterminded the theft.

“I masterminded the crime. I only co-opted Adebayo into the plan. Initially, Adebayo discouraged me; he said it was not possible to steal cement at the company.

After much pressure, he told me to carry the gateman along in order to be successful, which I eventually yielded to.

I had an accommodation problem. I was desperately looking for funds to house my family. That was what pushed me into the crime.”

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The State Police Command Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Dolapo Badmos has confirmed the arrest of Hamzat and his accomplice, adding that they would be charged to court at the end of investigations.

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