The manager and 5 other employees of First City Monument Bank, Asaba, have been arrested by the policemen attached to the State Department of Criminal Investigation, Delta State Police Command, for allegedly diverting N369m belonging to the state government into fictitious accounts.
The suspects, Mrs. Felicia Omoyenu (Manager), Luke Obasa, Maureen Joseph, Frank Obiorah, Jane Kuyi and Stella Otioere ─ were reportedly arrested on Tuesday after they had allegedly diverted the funds.
It was gathered that an employee of the state internal revenue board leaked the “deal” to the authorities, which got the police involved. It was further gathered that the informant was in hiding following alleged threats by some relations of the suspects.
The police sources said the suspects, upon interrogation, confessed that they had shared the money.
A police source said, “During our investigation, about N70m was found in the manager’s son’s account. The five other suspects said they were only given a small part of the money.”
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mrs. Celestina kalu, confirmed the arrest of the suspects.
“The suspects have been granted bail after two days in detention, investigation into the alleged fraud is ongoing.”
Meanwhile, the police in the Agbor Ika South Local Government Area of the state have arrested some hoodlums accused of involvement in the snatching of motorcycles in the area.
Two suspects, who confessed to have stolen over 34 motorcycles, were arrested with five motorcycles in their hideout.
The suspects, Ekene Onichabor from Agbor Alisimie community, and Isaiah
Osunhor, from Agbor-Nta community, were nabbed by the members of a vigilance group and handed over to the police.
The both said they sold the stolen motorcycles between N40,000 and N45,000 at an agent, identified only as Nwaka.