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Security guard steals N2.4m from private school which gave his children scholarships – Nigeria News



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A security guard has been arrested in Lagos, for attempting to steal over N2.4 million from a private school in Lagos, over a period of time.

Security guard steals N2.4m from private school which gave his children scholarships lailasnews

The school proprietress of the private school in the state, had on four different occasions between April and July 2018 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.

The proprietress who appealed to the police to unravel the person’s behind the crime, had her 42-year-old security guard Oyekunle Abolarin (right) of No.4 Shoyebo street, Alapere, Ketu, a native of Omuaran, Kwara state arrested, following an investigation. The suspect was arrested, after the Lagos State Commissioner of Police mobilized 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.

Kunle who confessed to stealing four different  cheque leaves belonging to the school, said he contacted 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 who further disclosed that his boss awarded scholarships to his four children, told the police that he regrets his actions. The Commissioner of Police who told newsmen that the two suspects are currently in police custody and are helping  in further investigation of the case, further 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.

The Police boss further stated that the suspects will be arraigned in court, after investigation is concluded.