former finance minister Kalu Idika (photo: Twitter)

The chef of a former finance minister Kalu Idika has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for being involved in the robbery of his employer.

Odion who lived with the ex-minister at 180A, Moshood Olugbani Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, had allegedly put some sedatives into a cup of coffee he served him on a Wednesday morning.

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Odion was said to have led his gang members into the boss’ apartment after Idika slept off, and they made away with a sum of N750,000, a Blackberry, a Samsung phone and other valuables estimated at about N10m.

The chef was paraded on Monday at the police command office in Ikeja along with four others identified as Samuel Ogana, Joy Omagu, Uboh Obi and Sunday Emmanuel.

The state Acting Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, said operatives of the State Intelligence Bureau tracked down the suspects.

According to the CP, the gang members had wanted to adopt a similar method to rob one Mrs Augustina Akhibi, when they met their Waterloo.

“The first victim, Dr Kalu Idika, was robbed of items worth N10,943,000 on September 20, 2017, while the second potential victim, Mrs Akhibi, was used by the police as a bait to bust the syndicate,” the Punch quoted the police commissioner as saying.