N146m Bank Fraud: Manager Flees To UK With Family

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A manager with a new generation bank, Kayode Adeyanju, has allegedly fled to the United Kingdom with his family following an allegation that he diverted  N146 million in connivance with five members of staff of the bank.

The Special Fraud Unit, SFU, of the Nigeria Police at Milverton Street, Ikoyi, Lagos, southwest Nigeria, disclosed that they have arrested the other five members staff of the bank allegedly involved in the crime.

The SFU said the  suspects are Albert Nsude, 32, Danladi Garba, 38, Nasir Shehu, 40, Daniel Adeboye, 32, and Patrick Jimoh, 32.

They are currently in police custody where they are undergoing interrogation.

SFU’s PRO, DSP Ngozi Isitumen Agu, in a statement said the suspects were arrested following a written complaint by the management of the bank that it had uncovered massive fraud in their Sokoto State branch office and that they suspected the manager in charge, Adeyanju, to be the brain behind it.

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Agu said during interrogation all the suspects allegedly confessed that they stole the money on the instruction of their manager, who is now at large.

The suspects further alleged that the branch manager personally withdrew N70 million from the bank’s vault to treat himself of an undisclosed ailment and fled to London with his family.

Agu said the police have launched a manhunt for the manager and after investigation of the matter, all the suspects would be charged to court.

—Paul Iyoghojie