Ogun banker, Olagoke Dare arrested as fake robbery plot fails

Olagoke Dare and Idowu Tunde arrested over robbery of  N3 million by the police in Ogun

Olagoke Dare and Idowu Tunde arrested over robbery of N3 million by the police in Ogun

Adejoke Adeleye/Abeokuta

Olagoke Dare, a staff of Abestone Microfinance Bank Abeokuta, has been arrested by officers of Ogun state police command for allegedly conspiring with one Idowu Tunde to rob him of N3 million belonging to his employer.

Ogun Police Command spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi said in a statement that the suspect was arrested following a distress call received by the police at Ibara divisional headquarters that armed robbers have attacked Dare and one Mary Agbejo while coming out from a commercial bank at Oke-Ilewo area of Abeokuta 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 the public.

But the arrested suspect, who was armed with a mock gun, informed the police during interrogation that it was Olagoke who informed him that his employer will be sending him and one other person to withdraw the sum of N3million from the bank and that they should come and rob them of the money.

The suspect further revealed that it was the same Dare who gave him the toy pistol for the operation.

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He confessed further that while Olagoke and his other colleague were in the Bank, he has already hid in their car which was deliberately left open by Dare in accordance with their plan.

Tunde explained that he came out suddenly from the back seat of the car where he was hiding and pointed the gun to Dare’s colleague who was in possession of the money as soon as they get into the car.

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 them and called the police.

Meanwhile, Ogun 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 also advise companies to endeavor to always have background checks on their staff before employing them.

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