Security guard arrested for attempting to steal N2.4m from account of a private school in Lagos using stolen cheque leaves

The police in Lagos state have arrested the security officer of a private school in Lagos for attempts to steal over N2.4 million from the school’s account over a period of time.

A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, CSP Chike Oti, states that the state’s commissioner of police, CP Imohimi Edgal, had received a complain from the proprietress of a notable private school in the state, that attempts were made on four different occasions, between April and July 2018, to steal money from the school account.  She further alleged that within that period,  she  received four debit transaction alerts of various sums of money ranging from nine hundred thousand Naira (N900,000.00), eight hundred thousand Naira (N800, 000.00), one hundred and fifty thousand  (N150,000) and six hundred thousand Naira (N600,000.00) respectively. She therefore requested the police to unravel the person’s behind the crime.

Following her complaint,  the Commissioner of Police mobilised a crack team of detectives from the State Intelligence Bureau led by CSP Vera Ameh to fish out the brains behind the attempt to commit the felonious act to wit stealing.

Through diligent investigation, 42 Oyekunle Abolarin(right), of No.4 Shoyebo street, Alapere, Ketu, a native of Omuaran, Kwara state, a security guard at the college was arrested.

During interrogation, he confessed to  the stealing of four different  cheque leaves belonging to the school. He thereafter called in his brother-in-law, one Are Jerry Bankole,  a native of Iffe Ikoyi town of Ijumu LGA,  Kogi state, who provided the  Diamond bank account used in the attempt to withdraw the various amounts.

The suspect, Kunle Abolarin told the police that he regrets his actions against his boss whom he claimed awarded scholarships to his four children.

Both suspects are currently  in police custody and are helping  in further investigation of the case.

The Commissioner of Police,  has advised employers of labour to do a thorough profiling of their employees to avoid  incidences of this nature and keep their cheque books and ATM cards away from unauthorised persons.

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