The plan of the bank staff and his accomplice were foiled as they were apprehended by the authorities.
The suspects, Olagoke Dare and Idowu Tunde
The Ogun state police have arrested a microfinance bank staff, in Abeokuta, Olagoke Dare for conspiring with his accomplice to dispossess him of a cash sum of 3million naira which belongs to his employer.
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 of 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 mobilized 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 3million naira, and that they should come and rob them of the money.
The arrested 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 hidden in their car which was deliberately left open 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 at 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 alarm. It was the alarm that attracted people who pursued himp and called the police.
Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said 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.