November 28, 2016

Accountant Faked His Kidnap In Lagos... and Stole $50,000

Desperation causing problems. An accountant with a lubricant producing firm in Ikoyi, Lagos, Femi Akinola, has been arrested by the police for allegedly stealing the company’s $50,000.

The company, Eterna Plc, had sent 30yrs old Akinola to withdraw the sum from the United Bank for Africa in the Marina area on Thursday, November 17.

On getting back to the office, he reportedly told his boss that he was kidnapped on the way from the bank, saying his abductors dispossessed him of the money and his phones.

Akinola was arrested by the police. Police investigation revealed that he faked his own kidnap.

He was said to have led the operatives to the fence of a primary school in Bariga area, where $30,000 concealed inside a concrete block was recovered.

While parading the suspect at the Lagos Command headquarters in Ikeja, Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, said Akinola stripped himself and threw his phones into a river to perfect the ploy.

He said, “The suspect worked with a multinational company in the state. He was sent to withdraw $50,000. After withdrawing the money, he faked his own kidnap and claimed that the kidnappers collected the money.

“The police have been able to recover $30,000. He confessed to have given out $15,000. We are making efforts to recover the remaining sum.”

But Akinola, who hails from Ondo State, denied feigning his abduction, saying one Kingsley, who purportedly lives in United Kingdom, colluded with a fraudster to swindle him out of the money.

The father of two said Kingsley’s accomplice hypnotised him, adding that the man had left before it dawned on him that he had been defrauded.

He said, “I am also into music. I used to chat with one Kingsley in the UK, who wanted to help me with my music career. I chatted with him that day and I told him that I just withdrew $50,000. He told me he needed $15,000. He sent somebody to meet me around Marina to collect the money. It was after the person collected the money and my phones and left that I came to my senses.

“I was confused and didn’t know what to do. At that point, I decided to hide the remaining $35,000 at the back of a primary school in Bariga, and left for Epe to commit suicide. On getting there, I changed my mind and reported to the police that I was robbed.”

The suspect stated that he was known for honesty, which had earned him awards from the company every year.

“I earn over N120,000 per month. I didn’t have intention of using the money to promote my music career. That was not the first time I would withdraw money for the company as an accounting officer. I had withdrawn more than that in the past. I have been working with the company for five years.”

This is serious. Hopefully investigation will crack the case.

12 comments:

blogking said...

any means to get the paper

Hassan Aderemi said...

The case is cleared nothing much to be investigated again, he has confessed to have hidden the remaining $35,000 after his attempt to commit suicide was unsuccessful, that alone s a pointer to the fact that he has fraud intention, let’s assumed he was hypnotised of $15,000 as he claimed, if he wanted to remain a honest man as he claimed, he ought to have approached the Police & his company to report the $15,000 he claimed to have been swindled.

Anslem Caesar said...

hmmmmmm! Na which one we go believe?

Austine Gabriel said...

hmmm for real?

Afoke Maleke said...

Omo na serious issue OooooO ...50k Obama ..dem must see the end of this issue...

Ay360 said...

Hmmmm, its well

ope alliu said...

What an act of desperation.he deserves to be jailed idiot

Chioma Ujo said...

Frustration and greed has brought about his doom. What a pity! SMH

Iliyasu sulaiman sani said...

ripe your product

cheeks said...

this is hilarious

keka newton said...

hmm see what the love of money makes people do

olisayemk said...

Hmm money palaba.