Cooks, house helps confess to drugging, robbing bosses


By Esther Onyegbula

LAGOS—A cook, Peter Odoh, stunned many yesterday as he disclosed how he drugged his boss, Dr Kalu Idaika, with a cup of coffee, then led his gang to rob him over alleged non-payment of a month salary of N60,000 in Iju, a suburb of Lagos.

Odoh told newsmen: “I was employed eight months ago as a cook. I met Samuel about five months ago at Iju area of Lagos. He was the one that sold the injection I used to sedate my boss.

“On the day of the operation, I was sleeping alongside with the gateman, when the gang members were carrying out the operation, so they won’t know that I masterminded the robbery attack. We stole N300,000 and a phone.”

Parading the suspect, the state’s Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal, said: “On September 20, at about 4p.m., Dr and Mrs Idika Kalu of 180A Moshood Olugbani Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, complained that Peter…

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