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650 Million Naira Scam: police nabs suspended Bank manager in Osun. By John Dike Osogbo

650 Million Naira Scam: police nabs suspended

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The Osun State Police Command has arrested a 47-year old suspended manager of First bank PLC ,identified as Adeniyi Sunday Talabi for allegedly duping innocent victims to the sum of 650 million Naira.

The suspect who the police described as a serial fraudster , a resident of Army Barracks Area, Kelebe, Iragbiji road, Osogbo was apprehended by anti crime detectives of the state police command who acted on a tip-off.

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Reports said the suspect deceived his numerous victims while claiming to be a manager in one of the First Bank PLC branches in Osogbo unknown to them that he has been suspended by his employer.

According to the police First Information Reports, Fir, the suspect was understood to have duped his unsuspecting victims numbering about 35 persons to participate on illegal product called ‘PROOF OF FUNDS ‘

A statement by the police Public Relations Officer, SP Yemisi Opalola sent to our correspondent, said the suspect committed an offence of fraud, Obtaining money under false pretences (OBT), Conversion and Stealing amounting to the sum of six hundred and fifty million, eight hundred and fifty thousand naira only (N650, 850,000) in an illegal product called PROOF of FUNDS which involved a total number of thirty five (35) victims (people).

She said ” It is worthy to note that the said suspect has been suspended by the First Bank Nigeria Plc, his former employers.

“Investigation into the case has since commenced and the suspect and his accomplices would be charged to court upon completion of the investigation.

“The state police commissioner, Umar Abba has re-assured the good people of Osun State of the Command’s commitment to rid the State of criminal elements.

“He also warns perpetrators of crimes that Osun State will not be a safe haven or a hibernating ground for them”.

“People with criminal tendencies has been warned, to either relocate out of the state or be ready to face the full weight of the Law “.

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