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Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Bubble bursts as Ogun bank staff is arrested for staging own robbery

 A staff of Abestone Microfinance Bank Abeokuta, Olagoke Dare has been arrested by  men of Ogun state police command for planning with another person to rob himself of cash sum of N3 million naira belonging  to his employer. 

The arrest was contained in a  release made available newsmen  by the police Spokesman, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi 

According to the statement,  the suspect was arrested following a distress call received by the police at Ibara divisional headquarters, that armed robbers have attacked the duo of Olagoke Dare and Mary Agbejo while coming out from a commercial bank at Oke-ilewo area, where they had gone to withdraw money. 

The statement  stated further  that “after the distress call, the DPO, Ibara division, SP Segun Ajao quickly mobilised his men and moved to the scene where one Idowu Tunde was arrested with the assistance of members of public”

  ” The arrested suspect, who was armed with a mock gun, informed the police during interrogation that it was Olagoke Dare who informed him that his employer will be sending him and one other person to withdraw the sum of three million naira, and that they should come and rob them of the money” the statement  stated .

“The suspect stated further that it was the same Dare Olagoke who gave him the toy pistol for the operation. He confessed further that while Dare and his other colleague were in the Bank, he had already hid in their car which was deliberately left opened by Dare in accordance with their plan”

“While they got into the car, Idowu Tunde explained that he came out suddenly from the back seat and pointed the gun to the lady who was in  possession of the money “. 

   ” But the lady noticed that the gun did not look original consequent upon which she dragged the gun with him and raised the  alarm” 

“It was the alarm that attracted people who pursued them and called the police.”  the statement concluded.

    Meanwhile, the acting commissioner of police, DCP Abiodun Alamutu, has ordered the immediate transfer of the two suspects to the state Criminal Investigation and i

Intelligence Department for discreet investigation.

    He therefore advised that companies should endeavour to always have background checks on their members staff before employing them. 

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