The Oyo State Police Command has reportedly arrested a staff with a first generation bank for transferring N10 million from the account of a 78-year-old Oladele Adida Quadri.
According to the spokesperson of the command, DSP Adewale Osifeso in a statement on Tuesday, August 17, he disclosed that the 36-year-old suspect identified as Adeyemi Tosin, was able to steal money from the septuagenarian’s account after the victim reported an issue with his card on July, 12.
He disclosed that preliminary findings showed that the victim’s trouble began on July 12, 2021 after his Automated Teller Machine (ATM) card got trapped at the bank after a failed transaction at the Challenge, Ibadan branch.
Following this, Pa Quadri approached Adeyemi for assistance at the banking hall, which made him to seek the account details of the victim.
The suspect thereafter opened a virtual account with another bank where the victim’s money was lodged, with the intention of gradual withdrawal at a later period.
The bank account of the 78-year-old victim domiciled at the Challenge, Ibadan branch of the bank was reportedly drained of cash between August 12 and 13.
“While comprehensive investigations are still in progress to crackdown on the criminal network and other accomplices, the Commissioner of Police, Oyo State Command, CP Ngozi Onadeko, enjoin the good people of the state to partner with the police by sharing credible and timely information valuable in curbing criminality and birthing a peaceful Oyo State,” Osifeso stated.