FOUR MICROFINANCE BANK STAFF ARRESTED OVER THE DEATH OF A DEBTOR’S WIFE.
Police in Ogun state on the 10th of May 2023, arrested four staff of ZEFA Microfinance Bank, situated at Abule Ijoko Lemode area of Ifo local government, over the death of a 50 years 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 a 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 staff decided to pack all the electronics in the house to their office a step that was resisted by the deceased. While the deceased was struggling with the Bank’s staff, one of them pushed her and she fell and was 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, the consequence upon which the DPO Agbado division, CSP Awoniyi Adekunle, quickly led his detectives to the scene where four staff of the bank namely: Badmus Olalekan, Ajibade Oludare, Eniola Aduragbemi and Femi Oloko were arrested.
The corpse has been deposited at the Ifo General Hospital morgue for autopsy.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Olanrewaju Oladimeji, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to the 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 loans from their debtors, as anyone caught in such an act will be arrested and prosecuted.