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Accountant steals company’s $50,000, claims kidnappers took it



Accountant steals company's $50,000, claims kidnappers took it

A 30-year-old accountant who earns a living working with a lubricant producing firm in Ikoyi, Eterna Plc, in Lagos State, identified as Femi Akinola, has been arrested by men of the Nigerian Police Force for faking his own abduction in an attempt to steal the company’s $50,000.

According to reports, Akinola was sent on an errand by his superior on Thursday, November 17 to withdraw the said sum from the United Bank for Africa in the Marina area but on getting back to the office, the suspect made up a story telling his boss he was kidnapped on his way back from the bank, saying his kidnappers dispossessed him of the money he was sent to withdraw.

His boss reportedly ordered his arrest and following police investigation, it was discovered that Akinola faked his own kidnap as he led security operatives to a fence of an unnamed primary school where he hid the sum of $30,000 inside a concrete block.

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

“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 CP said.

Continuing, he added that; “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.”

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    November 28, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    That’s a slap on accountancy profession. That man needs to be sentenced to life imprisonment.

  2. Roland Uchendu Pele

    November 28, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    “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.”

    Every way seems to be a way at the moment for young and old Nigerians! I’ve always said it, kidnap is a tool – not only used by Politicians.

  3. Margret Dickson

    November 28, 2016 at 2:28 pm

    I don’t see any prestige in faking owns kidnap because of money. You don’t have to do stupid things because you’re broke. This man should be jailed for what he has done, so others can learn from his story

    • Amarachi Okoye

      November 28, 2016 at 9:27 pm

      If you are to be the man you will do disame because the man find out our economic is not a good one so he did what will favour him by stealing

    • Balarabe musa

      November 29, 2016 at 3:18 am

      Nigerians don’t learn from story but rather acted upon story. I am sure there will be a replica of this soon.

  4. Johnson Amadi

    November 28, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    Is the company not paying him his salary? Stealing from a company where you make a living is like stealing from yourself. So far the company is paying you and treating you well as a worker, the company deserves to get you 100% loyalty and commitment.

    • Nonso Ezeugo

      November 28, 2016 at 9:23 pm

      Stealing is not a good one it destroy someone images. What ever it may be he shouldn’t have steal because he has damage is career

    • Emmanuel Alayegbami

      November 29, 2016 at 2:54 am

      Loyalty you say, am sure even you , if you see that opportunity, you will do it. We are all greedy in nature.

  5. seyi jelili

    November 29, 2016 at 2:44 am

    The witches of his papa house have later captured him. Eeeyah. I pity him. He will go to jail and yet no more job for him. He will die a miserable death.

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