May 23, 2024

Police arrest four microfinance bank workers over death of debtor’s wife

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Babajide Williams
Police in Ogun state, on 10 May 2023, arrested four workers of ZEFA Microfinance Bank, situated at Abule Ijoko Lemode area of Ifo Local Government Area, over the death of a 50-year-old Vivian Omo, a wife to one of their debtors.
Trouble started when the bank staffers visited the home of the deceased to ask for the payment of loan taken from the bank by the deceased’s husband but they were told that the man was not at home.
Not satisfied with the woman’s explanation about the whereabouts of her husband, the bank workers decided to pack all the electronics in the house to their office which the deceased resisted.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Ogun State Command, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said while the deceased was struggling with the bank’s employees, one of them pushed her and she fell down and became unconscious.
“She was there and then rushed to hospital for medical attention, but was confirmed dead by the doctor on duty.
“The report was quickly lodged at Agbado divisional headquarters by the daughter of the deceased, consequence upon which the DPO Agbado division, CSP Awoniyi Adekunle, quickly led his detectives to the scene where four employees of the bank namely Badmus Olalekan, Ajibade Oludare, Eniola Aduragbemi, and Femi Oloko were arrested.
“The corpse has been deposited at Ifo General Hospital morgue for autopsy,” the PPRO said.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Olanrewaju Oladimeji, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to Homicide section of the state Criminal Investigation Departments for further investigation.
He also warned loan agencies to stop taking laws into their hands in the process of recovering loan from their debtors, as anyone caught in such act will be arrested and prosecuted.

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