By Ifeanyi OKOLIE
Detective at the Lagos State Police Command, Ikeja are on the trail of a female Accountant, Miss Beatrice Effomah (24) and her boyfriend, Solomon Jabless (30) for allegedly disappearing with the sum of N2 million belonging to one Gladies Oshai, the owner of a popular filling station located in Ajah, Lagos.Â Â
The Command Public Relations Officer, Superintendent Frank Mba who addressed reporters at his Oduduwa Office, IkejaÂ lamented the rising cases of employees disappearing with huge sums of money belonging to their employers and advised members of the public to be wary of people they engage into services and to also endeavour to conduct proper documentation on such persons.
The Police image maker stressed the need for members of the public to carry out thorough checks and investigations onÂ people seeking jobÂ in their organization before offering such jobs to them.Â Â Â Narrating the case of the female Accountant and her boyfriend, Mba said thatÂ one Beatrice Effomah (24), who resides off Jaiyeola Street, Green Ville Estate, Badore, Ajah, Lagos and an indigene of Uzere Delta State, on the 10th of April, 2010, conspired with her boyfriend, one Solomon Jabless (30) and made away with over N2 million belonging to her employer, while she was taking the money to the bank.Â She wasÂ an accountant to a popular filling station located at Ajah area of the State.
According to Mba, she has been in the service of that company for quite some time and she had never shown any sign of doing such thing.Â â€œBut unknown to all, she was planning how to wreak havoc and this she accomplished by disappearing with her employerâ€™s hard earned money while going to lodge it in a bank.
The Police Public Relations Officer, howeverÂ statedÂ that the commandÂ isÂ highly disturbed over theÂ incessantÂ number of cases involvingÂ employers and theirÂ staffs over missingÂ funds andÂ atÂ the end, suchÂ cases would end unresolved because the suspect mightÂ have disappeared into thin air with the missing funds.
â€œWorst still is the fact that some of the addresses and information provided to her employers were frivolous, because during the course of the investigation, the police visited the place she gave as her address only to meet an empty house.
Her phone lines were calledÂ and it was switched off.Â Â Though we have long commenced manhunt for her and the boy friend, because we believe that, if Solomon is found, he would lead us to her .Â But from indications, our chances of seeing them looks too slim. The company should have avoided all this stress it they had conducted a proper check on this employeeâ€, he stated.