Sacked banker allegedly breaks ATM to steal N14m in Abuja

Onuma said he worked with the company for 11 years but didn’t get his entitlements.

Police say a former banker, Emmanuel Onuma has been arrested for allegedly breaking into an ATM to steal N14m.

Onuma, on October 19, allegedly broke into the new generation bank in Garki, Abuja where he worked before his sacking.

The 35-year-old had been booted out of the system following an alleged fraudulent crime in August.

Assistant Police Commissioner in the FCT, Valentine Olumese, said Onuma was arrested on November 1 for breaking into an ATM and also converting the money into a foreign currency.

“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.

“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 said.

Onuma said he worked with the company for 11 years but didn’t get his entitlements.

“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,” he said.

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