The proprietress of Lady Chat Bar located along Professor Ebie Street, Agbor in Ika South Local Government Area, Mrs. Charity Okwudegbe, also known as Lady Chat, has recounted her ordeal in the hands of armed robbers which she alleged was masterminded by her sales girl, Stella Odozi.
According to her, “On Friday, February 1, 2019 at about 12:30 am, I noticed a flash of torch light directly on my door and before I could ask to know who was flashing the torch light, the next thing I heard was a big bang on my door and immediately my door flung open and three young men entered my room, two carrying guns while the third one searched for money.
He ordered me to bring out money and in obedience I brought out thirty thousand naira in my handbag and handed it over to them. But he said that was not enough and demanded for my safe a where I usually keep money. That made me suspect that someone close to me or working in my bar had a hand in the mission. Immediately, the one that was searching the room went straight to where the safe was, brought it out and requested that I should give them the key and I complied. He opened it and carried all the money in the box. Then they said that was not enough and requested for my gold ornaments which I told that it were in the safe. That was how the hoodlums carted away my money and box of gold jewelries of three million naira”.MAGISTRATE COURT; ENTRANCES LACED WITH CHARMS
Lady Chat, said she suspected one of her sales girls, by the name Stella Odozi, an indigene of Otolokpo and has been working with her for the past eighteen years, saying that her suspicion of the girl was very high because she did not sleep at home that very night; hence when she came back from her outing the next morning, she (Lady Chat) immediately went to alert members of the Delta North Security Network group, who came and picked her to their office at Baleke Street, where she later confessed to the crime.
It was gathered that during interrogation by the security group, Stella Odozi, confessed that she was the one who invited the armed robbers to carry out their devilish act on her madam. She also confessed that her boyfriend was among the robbers.
One Blessing, Stella’s girlfriend with whom Lady Chat alleged they practiced lesbianism, was also a suspect in the five man robbery gang that came to her house. Lady Chat said she never witnessed such robbery attack since she started her business over twenty five years ago. She revealed that four of the robbers were currently in police net at Asaba while one of them is at large.
When our journalist contacted the leader of the Delta North Security Network, Commandant Friday Okoh, confirmed the robbery attack on Lady Chat and stated that there would be no hiding place for the criminals in the area.