Missing Ogun banker faked abduction over N1.7m debt 

CITIZENS COMPASS —Indication emerged on Tuesday, January 30, 2024, that Olumide Openaike, a staff of a microfinance bank, Kemta Oloko, in Abeokuta, Ogun State, who was reported to be missing and found in Mokwa, Niger State staged his abduction over  the sim of N1.7m debt.

Spokesperson, Ogun State Police Command, Omolola Odutola,, confirmed this to newsmen. 

Olumide’s wife, Temitope, had told journalists how her husband, Olumide went missing on January 17 on his way to work.

Temitope had, before now,  told newsmen that “I am happy to tell you that my husband has been found in a place called Mokwa in Niger State. He called me on Tuesday afternoon.

“He got the phone from one of the residents there because he said those who abducted him collected his phone. We then told him to make a report at the police station there, the police officer on duty who spoke to us said he was in Mokwa.

Transportation money was then arranged and sent to him, he got to Ibadan yesterday, Wednesday where he slept, and his family members are at Ibadan. He will be back to Abeokuta today”.

However, the spokesperson said, “Yes, the police have found out that the banker, Olumide Openaike, faked his abduction over N1.7m debt. The money belongs to the bank where he works.

“What happened was that a customer was remitting the money to the bank but Openaike was diverting it to personal use. He said he then got depressed and decided to fake his abduction. He is already detained by the police.”


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