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Bullion Van Driver Arrested For Stealing Bank’s Money; Blames It On The Devil

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The special anti-robbery squad, SARS, Ikeja, Lagos has arrested a 45-year-old bullion van driver for allegedly stealing an equivalent of N18.1 million in foreign currencies from a second generation bank where he worked.

Segun Fatokun was said to be a staff at the Adeyemo Alakija, Victoria Island branch of the bank, where he worked as head of cash movement department. He allegedly stole $100,000 and 10,000 Euros, while himself and five of his colleagues were off loading monies from other branches, on March 8, 2013.

The suspect ensured N18.1 million equivalent was left behind inside the bullion van after the cash had been offloaded. It was gathered that he later hid it in a friend’s house at Oworonshoki area of state.

One of the bank cashiers who took part in the offloading discovered that the money was missing, on March 11, 2013 and he alerted the authorities who brought in the police, sources revealed.

Fatokun and five of his colleagues suspected to be involved in the theft were arrested and detained at Bar-beach police station, after which they were transferred to SARS for interrogation.

A source who craved anonymity said, operatives at SARS while interrogating the suspects, found inconsistencies in Fatokun’s statement and isolated him.

“The suspect confessed to have stolen the money and hide it in his friend, identified as Jide’s house in Oworosoki.

“Then, the SARS operatives proceeded to Jide’s house and recovered 100,000 US dollars and 10,000 Euros equivalent to 18.1 Million Naira hidden under the bed while Jide escaped,” the source added.

While speaking on the theft, Fatokun said he was led by the devil to steal the money.

“I have served that bank for 13 years as one of its senior drivers and I don’t know what came over me before I stole that money. I have four children and my wife is late. Please I am not a thief I don’t know what came over me. I am a contract staff in the bank and this is not the first time the bank has forgotten money in my bullion van and I returned the money to the bank, but I wasn’t given any thing as appreciation.”

“Some of my colleagues laughed at me for returning the money and I told them that I am not a thief. I didn’t know what came over me this time and I regretted my action.”

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  1. N.K.David

    March 19, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    The mistake is expecting rewards or praises from men. There is no devil for we are the devil by our action. The driver could not resist the temptation.

  2. chigo

    March 20, 2013 at 12:34 am

    People should be rewarded for their good deeds.it encourages to a great deal. Even God rewards good deeds. This issue of Neglecting good deeds and over-blowing evil is not only limited to the banking sector, it has eaten deep into the fabric of our government. A policeman does a brave act, he is not recognized and rewarded-even people will rarely hear it.but if he does something bad,he is publicized in media, shamed and sacked.am not saying its good to base your good deeds on immediate reward.but we must learn the act of rewards and encouragement.

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Femi Otedola Reacts To Lekki Tollgate Shooting

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Nigerian businessman, Femi Otedola has finally reacted to the shooting that took place at Lekki Tollgate, Lagos on Tuesday.

Information Nigeria recalls men dressed in military wears opened fire on unarmed #EndSARS protesters, who convened at the area.

Otedola took to his Instagram page on Sunday to commiserate with the families of those who lost their lives in the unfortunate incident.

Sharing a photo of the Nigerian flag, he wrote;

“The horrors that have been unfolding in our country have left me filled with sadness. I deeply commiserate with those who have lost their loved ones and as a father, I share the sentiment of my three daughters who protested in Lagos and London. As a young boy of 16, I participated in the ‘Ali Must Go Protest’ of 1978, so I understand the determination of our youths who rightly want our country to be better. We must all do our part to make Nigeria great! I will continue to do my own quota in providing for those who are most in need of support in our country in these tough times .…F.Ote💲”

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“Oke Wasn’t Killed By Stray Bullet, He Was Stabbed By Thugs” – Brother Claims

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Information Nigeria recalls a graphics designer identified as Oke, was killed hours after tweeting “Nigeria will not kill me” on Wednesday.

It was reported that the young man had passed away after he was hit by a stray bullet.

The deceased’s younger brother, Daniel has come out to clear the air regarding the circumstances leading to his death.

Daniel revealed his brother was stabbed on the neck by thugs who infiltrated and ransacked their home.

In his words;

Good day, My name is Obi-Enadhuze Daniel younger brother of the now deceased Okechukwu Obi-Enadhuze @O_Okee . I, my brother and mother lived at makinde police barracks, mafoluku, Oshodi, Lagos State.

Today at about 11 o’clock in the morning the police station at makinde was attacked by thugs who wanted to destroy the station, I my mom and brother were holed up in our house.

 The attack went on for hours before the thugs eventually breached the police and proceeded to set the station on fire, after accomplishing this they set their sights to the barracks and began the assault, they proceeded to destroy every car in the barracks, my mom’s 2 cars where destroyed and set on fire and then they infiltrated our house by breaking the door they then proceeded to ransack the house and carted away with everything we own. 

 my brother on trying to get them to take everything but spare us was pushed to my mom’s room and stabbed on the neck, the attacker then proceeded to attack me but missed my neck but got my chin instead, after this my mom and I carried my brothers body to the entrance of the station soliciting for help from the thugs still ravaging the barracks, we were finally able to put him in a wheelbarrow and took him to a hospital where he was rejected because “he was already dead” unfazed we moved him to another hospital where he met the same treatment this was where he bled his last drops of blood and died, his body has now been moved to a morgue

we have lost every single thing we own, as our house was completely ransacked and set on fire the only thing left is my brothers phone and at about 8 o’clock this evening the barracks was still on fire but Okechukwu has paid with the ultimate price

I and my mother are homeless with nothing now but we’re safe for now, we thank everyone that has been able to reach out to us, and were able to share consoling words with us in these trying times, God bless you

While we were holed up in the house the three of us said these words together and we say it again ” THREE OF US ARE HERE, THREE OF US ARE TOGETHER, THREE OF US ARE SAFE”

Let it be known that my brother @O_Okee  was NOT killed by a police bullet but died a hero protecting my mother and I.

If you see this please retweet, let the world know how Okechukwu died. He was NOT killed by a police bullet but thugs in his home!”

Read Also: RIP Oke: Barely 3hours After Tweeting “Nigeria Will Not End Me” #EndSARS Protester Dies From Gunshot

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Youths Burn Down Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)

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Youths Burn Down Gov Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)Lagos youths have set the family house of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on fire.

This was after the Governor said that no nobody was killed during the shooting by soldiers at Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday night.

Sanwo-Olu had debunked claims that the soldiers opened fire and killed some peaceful protesters.

Recall that men of the Nigerian Army reportedly opened fire on protesters following the declaration of 24 hours curfew by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwolu.

Bullets fired by security operatives hit some persons and at least two persons have been confirmed killed by the police and many injured

Voices in viral footage blamed the shootings on soldiers.

However, the angry youth attacked several important places such as Nigeria Port Authority, TVC News, and the family house of the Governor where his mother resides.

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