The Ogun State Police Command confirmed on Tuesday that Olumide Openaike, a staff member of Kemta Oloko Microfinance Bank, reported missing and found in Mokwa, Niger State, staged his abduction over a debt of N1.7 million.
SP Omolola Odutola, the spokesperson for the state police command, affirmed this information, stating, “Yes, the police have found out that the banker, Olumide Openaike, faked his abduction over N1.7m debt. The money belongs to the bank where he works.”
Temitope, the wife of the banker, had previously informed journalists about her husband’s disappearance on January 17 while on his way to work. She later updated that he was found in Mokwa, Niger State, and had allegedly been abducted.
However, the police have contradicted the reported abduction, with Odutola explaining, “What happened was that a customer was remitting the money to the bank, but Openaike was diverting it to personal use. He said he then got depressed and decided to fake his abduction. He is already detained by the police.”