The “problems” desperate people often land themselves in is what patience and sincerity could help.
The Lagos State Police Command has disclosed that the 22-year-old Cameroonian, Joel Ludgo, who killed his boss, Ms Temidayo Adeleke, did so as he was desperate to send money to his girlfriend.
The said girlfriend is in Cameroon.
The police stated that Joel had vehemently requested his boss to pay part of his December salary so he could send the money to his girlfriend, which led to an altercation and the eventual killing.
Joel lived with the woman, whose marriage was slated for early 2017.
Lagos Police PRO, Dolapo Badmos, said the suspect was still making useful confessional statements to detectives at the state Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Yaba.
She added that Joel would be charged with murder among other charges, at the end of investigation.
It was reported that Joel had approached the 32yrs old lady around 10.30pm on Tuesday and asked for N15,000 out of his N27,000 salary.
She was said to have pleaded with him to be patient, saying she did not have naira notes on her.
But the entreaty fell on the deaf ears as Joel left the boss’ living room in anger only to return a few minutes later with a knife and stabbed her in the chest.
The security guard of the Adelekes’ residence, who identified himself as Abbah, had told Punch that the suspect was employed about two months ago, adding that he was on drugs.
Police warned residents against employing domestic workers without proper check on their profiles.