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April 1, 2017

CP reiterates need for profiling domestic workers

By Esther Onyegula

Owoseni while explaining the antics of the suspects said that some get themselves employed to private security agencies and also choose where to serve so they can monitor and give information on their unsuspecting victims.

“These syndicates advertise themselves as drivers and in some cases in connivance with guards of houses they work to later cart away their property.

“A Hyundai jeep was recovered from the suspects and they confessed to have stolen five other cars.” he said.

One of the suspects James Jacobs arraigned for allegedly raping a house help and stealing his boss car but got bailed.

Owoseni added that if James Jacob had been brought for profiling, he would have been exposed.

“The command is urging the public on the need to take to the advisory of profiling and vetting of domestic servants they employ.

“By doing this, they secure themselves, protect valuables and assist the police in managing crime and reducing it to a minimum level in the state.

“Due to the rate at which domestic workers get involved in criminality, we have always advised that members of the public should not see it as a burden to bring their domestic workers for profiling before employment.

“Investigations also revealed that some suspected kidnappers get employed to private security agencies and also choose where to serve so as to monitor their victims.” he added.