Monday, 16 February 2015
Police Declare 10 Bankers Wanted Over N125m Fraud
The Zone 2 Police Command in Lagos State on Sunday declared 10 suspected bankers wanted over alleged N125.1 million scam.
Investigation conducted by the News Agency of Nigeria revealed that the names and photographs of the suspects were already pasted on the command’s notice board.
The command’s spokesman, CSP Gbenga Adeoye, who confirmed this to NAN in Lagos, said it was normal for the police to declare wanted anybody suspected of crime.
“It is normal for the police to declare wanted anybody who refused to make himself available after committing crimes such as fraud, jump bail or murder.
“When we declare anybody wanted, the photograph, names and contact addresses of the suspected fellow will be pasted in the police formation for easy identification of his or her arrest,” Adeoye said.
According to him, the suspects, now at large, were being investigated over alleged forgery and obtaining money by false pretence.
“A warrant of arrest has been duly obtained from a Magistrates’ Court in Lagos state against the suspected fraudsters.
NAN gathered that the suspects conspired with others to obtain financial facilities of N15,055,541; N10,894,478 and N24,597,628.
Other amounts were N9,983,195; N11,114,992; N12,231,958; N8,663,833; N10,827,561; N5,657,937 and N15,054,383, respectively, from a Bank.
The suspected bankers are between the ages of 34 and 48.