George Orheware, a professional driver, was last week arrested for stealing his female boss’ Toyota Sienna just three weeks after resumption.
In a confessional statement, Orheware, claimed his brother in jail, inspired and connected him to his dealers.
“My brother has been in jail for more than four years. I have been communicating with him before this incident. He begged me to assist him. He had been granted bail of N250,000 and he wanted me to help raise the money. I didn’t have that kind of money and I had just started work as a driver three weeks before I was caught. My brother suggested I steal my madam’s car. He told me he knew somebody who would help me to dispose of the car since I had not done it before.”
Orheware said he was told he would be paid N800, 000 for the car but he got nothing even as he handed the car over to the people his brother suggested to him.
“They were just dribbling me when we got to Benin. I had spent four days there. I was just helpless. I lost everything. Nobody gave me a dime. They even told me I should leave Benin Republic immediately so as not to bring problem for them. I had no choice but to head back to Lagos.
“I went to my sister’s place when I came back and she raised the alarm when she saw me and people caught me and handed me over to the police. The police had earlier arrested her for my ‘sins’.”
“[My boss] was never mean to me. She fed me in the morning and she would also give me money to go home. I am ashamed of what I have done. I feel like dying. I will only beg God to forgive me. This is my first crime and it will be my last.
“I wouldn’t know how it happened. It was as if I was bewitched. I don’t know how I managed to fall into this crime. This is not my lifestyle. We lost our mother in 1987. I had intended using part of the money to travel outside the country and then send three cars to my madam to make up for her car that I stole. I had intention of replacing the car,” he said.
“I have brought shame to him and my family members. I did not even gain anything. My father is a retired policeman. It is very unfortunate. I know I will never do this again. I am so ashamed of myself,” he said.