A couple, their son, and his girlfriend have been arrested for stealing from a neighbour’s apartment in Harmony Estate, Ajah who embarked on a 3-month vacation, leaving her house vacant.
Tega Teddy, 18, his parents, Mr. Uroye Teddy, 45, and Mrs. Margaret Teddy, and his girlfriend Karima Edom succeeded in stealing from Mrs Folashade Odunuga’s house for weeks until the house owner’s domestic help visited to carry out routine cleaning.
Items stolen includes Chevrolette saloon car, TV, generator, standing fan, 5 leather bags, home theatre sound system, an iPad, shoes, and other items.
All the items, according to the police, were discovered at Tega’s parents’ house at New Osho layout, Langbasa.
Police accused Mr Uroye Teddy and Mrs Margaret Teddy of aiding their son as he committed the crime.
Tega’s girlfriend, Karima Edom who is said to be a close neighbour of the victim, allegedly acted as an informant for him.
The theft which had been going on for weeks, was found out by the victim’s househelp, Eniola Abisola, who promptly notified the police.
Police say Tega confessed 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 the stolen items in an uncompleted building while his girlfriend hid some in her house.
Tega further revealed that his father went with him to the victim’s house to tow the car, while his mother was said to have put up the stolen properties for sale.