Banker pushes debtor’s wife to death over unpaid loan 

… four arrested 


CITIZENS COMPASS – FOR inability to service a bank loan,, an employee of ZEFA Microfinance Bank, Ogun State, has mistakenly pushed a debtor’s wife to death in Ifo Local Government Area of the State. 

Meanwhile, four staffers of the Bank have been arrested by the Police. 

Spokesperson, Ogun State Police Command, Abimbola Oyeyemi confirmed this on Sunday, May 14, 2023 according to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). 

Oyeyemi said the suspects went to the residence of the debtor to demand payment of the debt but met his wife who informed them he was not at home.

He said the bank’s officials wanted to seize some electronic gadgets but were resisted by the wife.

During the struggle to seize the items, one of the suspects was said to have pushed the 50-year-old woman who fell down and became unconscious.

He said the woman was rushed to the Ifo General Hospital where she was confirmed dead on arrival.

The police spokesperson said the corpse of the deceased was deposited at the hospital’s mortuary.

” The daughter of the deceased lodged the report at Agbado divisional headquarters of the police and the four bank employees were subsequently arrested,’’ he added.

Olanrewaju Oladimeji, the police commissioner in the state, has ordered the transfer of the suspects to the homicide section of the criminal investigation department for investigation.

Oladimeji cautioned loan agencies against taking laws into their hands to retrieve debts, adding that anyone caught would be prosecuted.


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