Girl on the run with N13m Cash, Jewelries, a week after resuming as domestic Staff

Blessing, a domestic helper, has gone into hiding after reportedly stealing money and jewelry worth over N13.9 million from her boss's home in Lagos' Victoria Island neighborhood.

Pearl Ogbulu, Blessing's boss, said on Tuesday that the suspect allegedly committed the act approximately a week after she began working with her.

Blessing, the domestic staff
Blessing on the run

She claimed Blessing, an indigene of Cross River State had not been found since the incident.

Ogbulu told The Punch, “Her name could be an alias, but she identified herself as Blessing. She also mentioned that her name was Ihi, from Cross River State. She is 25 years old and has a one-year-old child. She started working with me around 8.30pm last Sunday.

"January 13 was my brother’s birthday and Blessing was standing on the third floor when I went into my room to bring out two envelopes containing N500,000 and N200,000. I gave my brother N50,000, and also gave him and my mother $100 each. I kept the remaining money inside my room.”

“When I returned from the party, I entered the compound and called my dad to open the door. But when he came down to open it, he said the door was not locked. My dad quickly searched Blessing’s room and said she had packed all her things and fled.

"The security guard said he didn’t see her leaving. I knew I locked my room, but I was surprised when I saw the door open. I went straight to where I kept my money and realised that the envelopes containing the naira notes were gone. She stole two wristwatches, one of which cost $5,500; my daughter’s earrings valued at $3300. She also took $5000, 300 pounds and N200,000. She took all my jewellery worth over $10,000.”

The businesswoman said the agent gave him Blessing’s brother’s number and her address in Ikorodu, adding that the number was unreachable and the address was nowhere to be found.

She added, “I asked for Blessing’s brother’s number and address in Ikorodu and the agent said the place was in Ijede. He gave me her brother’s number, which did not go through, but Truecaller brought out a name, Elebe.

Efforts to locate the address at Ijede proved abortive as their was nothing like the address given to them. Police authorities say they are yet to receive official complaint.

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