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Police arrests driver
who withdrew N2.7m
with employer's ATM

Police arrests driver
who withdrew N2.7m
with employer’s ATM

The Lagos State Police Command
have arrested a driver, Mayowa
Adenuga, who allegedly withdrew
a sum of N2.7 million from the
bank account of his employer,
Prof. Simbo Banjoko, who is a
lecturer at the University of Lagos
Adenuga, who stole the ATM card during a trip
to The Bells University, Ota, with his boss,
was aided by two accomplices, Adewale
Opeyemi and Jeremiah Iyitoye.
According to Punch News, the prime suspect
confessed to the crime after an intense
investigation by the state police.
On one occasion, the suspect withdrew a sum
of N200,000 from the bank account through
the ATM, and allegedly bought four iPhones,
valued at N495,000; one Macbook laptop,
valued at N415,000; 10 wristwatches, a
Blackberry and a ring, Punch reports.
An officer at the State Criminal Investigation
and Intelligence Department, Yaba, gave a
brief detail about how the operation was
carried out.
“The suspect is the lecturer’s driver. He is also
a computer expert. He hid the ATM card for
three days and when he saw that the man did
not look for it, he used software to get the
“He called Adewale (Opeyemi) and handed
over the card to him for safekeeping, saying it
belonged to his sister.”
“When he drove his boss out again at another
time, he had access to the man’s phone and
deliberately entered the wrong PUK number
three times which led to the blockage of the

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Upon reactivating his phone line, Banjoko
received an alert that a sum of N2,728,255
had been withdrawn from his bank account.
This prompted him to make a report at the
police station where investigations began
immediately, according to a source.
“At that point, he received 30 alerts that a
total of N2,728,255 had been withdrawn from
his account. He reported the matter to the
police, and the case was transferred to the
“When the matter got to the Anti-Vice Section
of the SCIID, the police arrested the driver
and after interrogation, he confessed to the
crime and named his accomplices.”
“The police recovered two iPhones 6 Plus, two
iPhone SSE, one Macbook laptop, seven GT
Shock wristwatches, one Blackberry Z10, one
ring and two bags.”
The suspects who were arraigned on Friday,
September 9, 2016, were charged with two
counts of stealing before Mrs. O.A. Erinle, of
the Yaba Magistrate’s Court.
Their offence is punishable under sections 409
and 285 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State,
Nigeria, 2011.
Erinle, who is the court magistrate, granted
the suspects bail in the sum of N800,000 with
two sureties in like-sum.

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