6th October, 2021
By Adejoke Adeleye, Abeokuta
A staff of Abestone Microfinance Bank, Abeokuta, Olagoke Dare has been arrested by men of the Ogun State Police Command for planning with another person to rob his employer of N3 million.
The command’s spokeperson DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi made this known in a press statement, saying that 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 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 toy gun, informed the police during interrogation that it was Dare who informed him that his employer would be sending him and one other person to withdraw the sum of N3million and that they should come and rob them of the money.
He stated further that it was the same Dare 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 hidden in their car which was deliberately left opened by Dare in accordance with their plan.
While they got into the car, 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 the alarm. It was the alarm that attracted people who pursued them and called the police.
Meanwhile, the acting ommissioner 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 endeavour to always have background checks on their staff before employing them.