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First Bank Manager lands in Nigeria Police net over N650.8m fraud

*The Osun State Police Command of the Nigeria Police arrests 47-year-old ‘serial fraudster’ Adeniyi Sunday Talabi, a Manager of one of the branches of First Bank of Nigeria (FBN) Limited, in Osogbo, Osun State capital, for stealing N650.8 million from 35 customers

Alexander Davis | ConsumerConnect

For committing an offence of fraud, Obtaining Money under false Pretence (OBT), Conversion and Stealing of customers’ funds, the Osun State Police Command of the Nigeria Police has disclosed its operatives arrested 47-year-old certain Mr. Adeniyi Sunday Talabi, a Manager of one of the branches First Bank of Nigeria (FBN) Limited, in Osogbo, Osun State capital.

In a statement released to reporters Tuesday, May 14, 2024, in Osogbo, the Osun State capital, Mohammed Umar Abba, Commissioner of Police in Osun State, noted that Talabi, who resides in the Army Barracks Area, Kelebe, Iragbiji Road, Osogbo, is a serial fraudster and dupe.

The Police authorities also alleged the Bank Manager was engaged in fraud, obtaining money under false pretence to the tune of N650.8 million from about 35 customers.

Yemisi Opalola, Spokesperson of the Osun State Police Command, in the statement said: “The Osun State Police Command under the leadership of CP Mohammed Umar Abba, in its efforts to rid off criminal elements from the state, has arrested a serial fraudster one Adeniyi Sunday Talabi ‘m’ 47 years, a resident of Army Barracks Area, Kelebe, Iragbiji Road, Osogbo, a Manager in one of the First Bank PLC branches, in Osogbo, for an offence of fraud, Obtaining money under false pretence (OBT), Conversion and Stealing amounting to the sum of six hundred and fifty million eight hundred and fifty thousand naira only (N650,850,000) in an illegal product called PROOF of FUNDS, which involved a total number of thirty five (35) victims (people).”

The Osun State Police Command also stated: “It is worthy to note that the said suspect has been suspended by the First Bank Nigeria Plc, his former employer.

“Investigation into the case has since commenced and the suspect and his accomplices would be charged to court upon completion of the investigation.”

The Police warned criminals that Osun State would not be a safe haven and hibernation ground for them, adding the Commissioner of Police has assured the residents of the state of the Command’s commitment to ridding the state of criminal elements.

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