1st June, 2010
Detectives at the Special Fraud Unit, Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria have arrested a female clerk for allegedly stealing N1.3 million belonging to a security company known as G45 International, Lekki, Lagos.
The suspect, Mrs. Ann Mbato, was alleged to have forged a Diamond Bankâ€™s pay-in slip when the company asked her to pay N6 million into an account for the payment of security guards working for Schlumberger, an oil servicing company based in Port Harcourt, River State.
Instead of paying the whole money, she allegedly withdrew N1.3 million from the money and claimed that she paid the whole amount into the account.
When the police waded into the matter following a report, it was discovered that she did not pay the money as she claimed.
When she found out that she had been discovered, she quickly paid the balance but that did not save her as the police arrested her for theft.
When P.M.NEWS visited the police divisional headquarters, Lion Building, Lagos Island where the suspect was detained, the suspect was seen at the counter. A police source told P.M.NEWS that the suspect has been granted bail but was asked to report to the station regularly.
The IPO investigating the theft, Inspector Idowu Idoko, declined to comment on the matter.
A source at the security company who did not want his name mentioned, confirmed the incident, saying the suspect has been suspended indefinitely by the company, pending the outcome of the matter.