The Federal Capital Territory police command have arrested a 34-year-old dismissed banker, Emmanuel Onuma, for breaking into the Automated Teller Machine gallery of his former employer and carted away with N14m at the Garki, Abuja branch of the new generation bank on October 19, 2018.
The Assistant Commissioner of Police, Operations, Federal Capital Territory Police Command, Valentine Olumese who paraded the suspect before newsmen, said the ex-banker was dismissed in August for fraudulent activities.
“On November 1, in furtherance of an ongoing investigation, police operatives attached to the Garki Division arrested one Emmanuel Onuma, who broke into the ATM lobby of a bank located in Garki on October 19 at about midnight and stole the sum of N14m. Upon his arrest, the following amounts of money were recovered from him as exhibits: cash sum of $28,000; N1,650,120 and nine pieces of Ghana cedis. Other exhibits recovered from him include one new SIM card and flight tickets,” the commissioner said
While speaking to newsmen, the suspect confessed to stealing the money. He said he decided to steal the money because the bank dismissed him without paying him his benefits.
“I worked with the bank for 11 years and I was not settled; no benefits, no settlement; but there is no justification for doing something wrong,” he said