A 36-year-old banker with a first generation bank, identified as Adeyemi Tosin, has been arrested for allegedly siphoning N10 million from the bank account of a septuagenarian, Oladele Adida Quadri, in Oyo state.
According to the Spokesperson of the Oyo State Police Command, DSP Adewale Osifeso, who confirmed this in a statement released on Tuesday, August 17, the bank account of the 78-year-old victim domiciled at Challenge, Ibadan branch of the bank was drained between August 12 and 13.
It was gathered that the victim’s woes started when his ATM card got trapped in the ATM Machine after a failed transition at the Challenge branch in Ibadan, on July 12.
Pa Quadri was said to have approached the banker for assistance at the banking hall, which made him divulge his account details to him in good faith.
However, the suspect opened a virtual account with another bank where the victim’s money was lodged, with the intention to gradually withdraw money from the victim’s account.
Meanwhile, the case is still under investigation as the police is making effort to crack down on the criminal network and other accomplice.