The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Solomon Arase on Wednesday at a Mega Town Hall Meeting with stakeholders at the Redemption Camp, Ogun State warned Nigerians against employing foreigners as domestic helps, stating that he has nothing against the foreigners but they are hard to trace when they get away with their employersâ€™ property or children.
He spoke at the programme tagged, â€˜Security Awareness and Personal Workplace Safetyâ€™, which was organised by the Ogun State branch of the Police Community Relations Committee. Arase said;
â€œWe do not have anything against people from Ghana or Cotonou but if you want to employ domestic workers, ensure that they are Nigerians so that when they escape (with your property), you know where to find him or her. You can even meet with your Divisional Police Officer to know whether he or she had committed a crime elsewhere before you employ one.â€
Speaking about the forth coming Easter celebration, he said; â€œPeople will travel for the Easter. It is not a must you get to your destination on the same day. When night falls, you can park your car and sleep in a hotel. Easter is like Christmas and I know Nigerians like gifts. Do not open your door to anybody that brings a hamper. It could contain an explosive device. Do not give criminal opportunities. Do not leave a ladder close to your residence. Children will also visit recreational places. Parents should watch over them so that they will not be tricked with ice creams.â€