Nigerian couple, son and his girlfriend arrested for robbery
Nigerian couple, son and his girlfriend arrested for robbery
Nigerian couple, son and his girlfriend arrested for robbery
The Lagos State Police Command have arrested 18-year-old Tega Teddy, his parents, Uroye Teddy, 45, Margaret Teddy,  and girlfriend, Karima Edom on allegations of stealing from a house, whose owner was not around.

According to a statement issued by Lagos Police spokesman, CSP Chike Oti, Tega started breaking into the home of Mrs Folashade Odunuga of No. 8 Ade Onitiri, Harmony Estate, Langbasa, Ajah, when she embarked on a 3-month vacation which commenced on May 27, 2018.

Tega’s girlfriend, who lived close to the victim was the one who informed him of the woman’s absence and he started the stealing spree.

Until the victim’s househelp, one Eniola Abisola visited her mistress’ house and discovered that a lot of items were missing. She wondered how the thieves entered the apartment as all doors to the house remained closed.

She immediately alerted the Divisional Police Officer in-charge of Langbasa Division, SP. Adaobi Okafor who mobilised her detectives to check on all in the neighbourhood whose names are in the station’s watch list.

When the detectives checked on Tega, they saw the stolen Chevrolette Aveo saloon car with registration number AKD 512 AP, parked in the front his parents’ house at New Osho layout, Langbasa. That led to his arrest.

During interrogation, he revealed that he entered the victim’s house through the ceiling and gradually, he began to pack the household items to his father’s house. He narrated that his mother helped him to hide some of the stolen items in an uncompleted building while his girlfriend Karima, hid some in her house.

Tega, further revealed that his father went with him to the victim’s house to tow the aforementioned car. It was seen that Mrs Margaret Teddy had put the stolen properties for sale.

Exhibits recovered from the suspects include Chevrolette saloon car reg no. AKD 512 AP, 42 inches flat screen TV, LG Home theatre sound system, electric generator, one standing fan, 5 leather bags, an iPad, baby shoes and other personal items.

The Commissioner of Police, CP Imohimi Edgal, charged Lagosians to take their personal security seriously by ensuring that their houses are entrusted in the hands of trusted relations, friends or aides whenever they travel.

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