So I read about a housemaid that gave all her madam's jewelry to thieves, and my question on Facebook was, who believes in such hynopsis? Police think the housemaid is working with the thieves, she says she was hypnotized.
Do you believe in hypnosis of the Nigerian variety, or is it the ordinary con trick of muguing greedy people? Read the story below, and my conversation with eye-witnesses and those it had happened to and please add your thoughts in the comments...
Mercy Odita, an 18-year-old domestic house help, has been accused of stealing her employer’s gold jewellery and other fashion accessories worth N5.5m.
She has, however, claimed that she delivered the stolen items to one Peter and a yet-to-be identified elderly man, adding that she was hypnotised.
According to Punch News: Odita, who works for Mrs. Ngozi Okeke, in a house on Road 8, Abraham Adesanya Estate, Ajah, Lagos, was said to have committed the act on Tuesday, February 10, 2015.
Odita was said to have agreed to burgle her employer’s room on the advice of two strangers she met at the market the previous day.
It was gathered that Okeke, whose mother was sick, left home in the afternoon of the said day after receiving a call from her brother that her mother was getting worse.
While she was away, Odita, who had earlier stolen the key to her employer’s bedroom, gained entry and emptied Okeke’s fashion accessories bank.
Some of the items she was said to have stolen included rings, necklaces and wristwatches. She was said to have delivered the items to the fraudsters at an agreed location, including the sum of N2,000 that was given to her by Okeke to buy some items for the kitchen.
After delivering the items, Odita was said to have reported herself to the Maroko Police Station.
The alleged fraudsters were said to be still at large.
The debate rages on Facebook...