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Sacked banker breaks into ATM, steals N14m

A sacked banker, Emmanuel Emeka Onuma, has been arrested for allegedly breaking into the vault of an Automated Teller Machine (ATM) and carting away N14 million, reports Daily Trust.


The suspect, according to the police, was an employee of the bank where he was sacked, in August, 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, police operatives attached to Garki Division arrested Onuma, 34, 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.

Written by Gift Amadi

Gift Eruchi Amadi is a passionate blogger.

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