Operatives at the Police Special Fraud Unit, SFU, Lagos, have arrested a Bureau de Change employee and his wife for allegedly stealing $50,000 from his employer.
Mrs Ngozi Isintume Agu, the spokesperson of the Unit said the Commissioner of Police, SFU, got a petition dated January 27, calling for investigation of his employee over theft.
She said: â€œThe complainant claimed the suspect, a 32-year-old mechanical engineering graduate from Abia State University, was sent to the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, in company of three other staff to collect $50,000 USD each for foreign exchange business.
â€œThe suspect made away with the money and switched off his phones. He then changed his phone numbers and was in contact with only his wife and an unnamed girlfriend.
â€œPolice, in collaboration with the communication company, was able to track down the fleeing suspect in neighbouring Republic of Benin where he was hiding.â€