Bank Employee Arrested for Planning his own Robbery


Wednesday October 06,2021

By Newslounge

A member of staff of Abestone Microfinance Bank in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Mr Olagoke Dare has been arrested by men of Ogun State police command for planning with another person to rob him of the sum of 3million naira cash meant for his employer.

According to a statement signed by PPRO of the command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, 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.

Upon 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 the public.

The arrested suspect, who was armed with a toy 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 3million naira.

That he should come and rob them of the money.
He stated that it was the same Dare Olagoke who gave him the toy pistol for the operation. He confessed further that while the Dare and his other colleague were in the bank, he has 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 who noticed that the gun did not look original consequent upon which, she dragged the gun with him and raised alarm. It was the alarm that attracted people who pursued them and called the police.

Meanwhile, the acting commissioner of police, DCP Abiodun Alamutu, has ordered the immediate transfer of the two suspects to state criminal investigation and intelligence department for discreet investigation.

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

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