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Junior Steward Allegedly "Drugged and Robbed" Nigeria's Ex-Finance Minister

A junior steward, Peter Udoh who allegedly drugged and robbed former finance minister, Dr. Kalu Idika Kalu has been declared wanted and the police are on his trail.
The incident occurred late August at the former minister’s Lagos residence in Ikoyi. The suspect, a native of Ogoja in Cross River State, was working as a steward in the Kalu’s household at the time of the incident.

According to family source, the suspect laced the septuagenarian former minister’s coffee with an unknown substance that made him fall deeply asleep immediately after drinking it.

He invited accomplices who were already on standby to ransack the house for items they considered valuable. Some of the items they stole included, money, wrist watches, jewelry, mobile phones, laptops, an iPad and documents.

According to PM Express, some of the stolen items had been recovered from a shop in Iyana Ipaja area of Lagos. Spokesman for the police in Lagos, ASP Olarinde Famous-Cole, could however not confirm the number of suspects in custody over the incident.

The former minister reportedly traveled to the United States immediately after the incident.