Sacked Banker Arrested For Stealing 14m From ATM

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The FCT Police Command yesterday paraded one Emmanuel Emeka Onuma for allegedly breaking into the vault of an Automated Teller Machine (ATM) and carting away N14 million.

Onuma was one of the 15 suspects paraded for various offences by the Command’s Assistant Commissioner of Police (Operations), ACP Valentine Olumese.

The suspect, according to the police, was an employee of the bank (identified simply as one of the new generation banks) where he was sacked in August this year for fraudulent activities.

The suspect told journalists that he worked with the bank for about 11 years and that he was dismissed unjustly without any benefit. He however said there was no justification for what he did.

Explaining how the suspect was arrested, ACP Olumese said, “On 1st November, 2018 in furtherance with an on-going investigation, police operatives attached to Garki Division arrested one Emmanuel Emeka Onuma ‘m’ 34 years old who broke into the ATM lobby of a bank located in Garki on 19th October, 2018 at about 12 midnight and stole the sum of N14 million.”

He said the suspect confessed that some of the money he stole from the bank was converted to foreign currency ($33,000) at Abuja and Kaduna for ease of movement. He added that $28,000, N1,650,120, nine pieces of Ghanaian cedis and flight tickets were recovered from him.