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Osun: Police arrest bank manager for N650.8m fraud

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The Osun State Police Command has revealed that it has arrested one Adeniyi Sunday, a manager of one of the First Bank branches in Osogbo.

In a statement made available to FIDELINFO on Tuesday in Osogbo, the Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Umar Abba disclosed that Adeniyi, who resides at Army Barracks Area, Kelebe, Iragbiji road, Osogbo, is a serial fraudster and dupe.

Adeniyi was engaged in fraud, obtaining money under false pretence to the tune of N650.8 million.

The statement released by Yemisi Opalola the Command spokesperson reads, “The Osun State Police Command under the leadership of CP Mohammed Umar Abba in its efforts to rid off criminal elements from the State has arrested a serial fraudster one Adeniyi Sunday Talabi ‘m’ 47 years, a resident of Army Barracks Area, Kelebe, Iragbiji road, Osogbo, a manager in one of the First Bank PLC branches in Osogbo for an offence of fraud, Obtaining money under false pretence (OBT), Conversion and Stealing amounting to the sum of six hundred and fifty million eight hundred and fifty thousand naira only (N650, 850,000) in an illegal product called PROOF of FUNDS which involved a total number of thirty five (35) victims (people).

“It is worthy to note that the said suspect has been suspended by the First Bank Nigeria Plc his former employers.

“Investigation into the case has since commenced and the suspect and his accomplices would be charged to court upon completion of the investigation.”

While warning criminals that Osun will not be a safe haven and hibernation ground for them, the CP assured the residents of the state of the Command’s commitment to rid the state of criminal elements.

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