Why Emmanuel Onuma ‘Former Banker’ Broke Into ATM Lobby To Steal N14m
Nigeria News – Why Emmanuel Onuma ‘Former Banker’ Broke Into ATM Lobby To Steal N14m
Emmanuel Onuma, a former banker, has been arrested, for allegedly breaking into the Automated Teller Machine (ATM) gallery of his former bank to steal N14 million, by operatives of the FCT Police command.
On October 19, 2018, the former banker, Onuma, was said to have carried out the heist at the Garki, Abuja branch of the new generation bank.
On Wednesday, Emmanuel Onuma was paraded alongside other suspects in Abuja, Valentine Olumese, the Assistant Commissioner of Police, Operations, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command, said the former banker was dismissed in August for fraudulent activities.
“On November 1, in furtherance of an ongoing investigation, police operatives attached to the Garki Division arrested one Emmanuel Onuma, who broke into the ATM lobby of a bank located in Garki on October 19 at about midnight and stole the sum of N14m,” Olumese explained.
The Assistant Commissioner of Police explained that the suspect (Onuma) confessed that he converted the money for ease of movement to $33,000 in Abuja and Kaduna.
“Upon his arrest, the following amounts of money were recovered from him as exhibits: cash sum of $28,000; N1,650,120 and nine pieces of Ghana cedis. Other exhibits recovered from him include one new SIM card and flight tickets,” Olumese stated.
The 34-year-old, Onuma, in an interview with journalists, admitted to the crime, stating that he carried out the act because, after sacking him, the bank failed to pay his benefits.
“I worked with the bank for 11 years and I was not settled; no benefits, no settlement; but there is no justification for doing something wrong,” Onuma explained.