A driver working for Zenith Bank, Dare Oladunjoye has been arrested for allegedly being in possession of 19 Guarantee Trust Bank ATM cards, mobile phones, laptops and enough physical cash.
It was discovered that he’s been using the card to withdraw cash from the GTBank branch in Ogba Lagos when the security guards raised an alarm.
The Commissioner of Police for the state police command, Mr. Umar Manko, said as of the time of his arrest, the suspect had withdrawn N652,000 from the ATM.
Manko said, “On July 26, 2012, around 8:30pm, there was a distress call that there was commotion at GTB, Ogba branch. On getting there, the suspect was seen with 19 ATM cards.
“He is an employee of Zenith Bank and we wondered what he was doing with the 19 cards. He was arrested and as of the time of his arrest, he had cashed N652,000. The matter is under investigation.”
The suspect however denied stealing the ATM cards. He claimed he uses the card as a collateral whenever he lent people money.
“I usually loan people money and I’ve been doing it for over a year. Whenever I loan people money, I will collect their ATM cards and their Personal Identification Numbers. When they repay me, I return their cards to them.
“However, if they don’t pay me back in cash, I go to withdraw money from their accounts through the ATM.”
He insisted he’s into various kind of businesses and he has friends in the banking sector who helped him with funds, when needed.