December 3, 2023

Police arrest microfinance staff for killing woman over husband’s unpaid debt

Police in Ogun state have arrested four staff of ZEFA Microfinance Bank, situated at Abule Ijoko Lemode area of Ifo local government, over the death of 50-year-old Vivian Omo, a wife to one of their debtors.

This was disclosed in a statement by spokesperson of the command, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi.

According to the statement, trouble started when the bank staffers visted the home of the deceased to ask for the payment of loan taken from the bank by her husband. But they were told that the man was not at home.

‘’Not satisfied with the woman’s explanation about the whereabout of her husband, the bank staffs decided to pack all the electronics in the house to their office the step that was resisted by the deceased. While the deceased was struggling with the Bank’s staffs, one of them pushed her and she fell down and was unconscious,” the statement read.

It added, “She was there and then rushed to hospital for medical attention, but was confirmed dead by the doctor on duty.”

Oyeyemi said the report was quickly lodged at Agbado divisional headquarters by the daughter of the deceased.

‘’Consequence upon which the DPO Agbado division, CSP Awoniyi Adekunle, quickly led his detectives to the scene where four staff of the bank: Badmus Olalekan, Ajibade Oludare, Eniola Aduragbemi and Femi Oloko were arrested.

He said the corpse had been deposited at Ifo General Hospital morgue for autopsy.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Olanrewaju Oladimeji, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to 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 loan from their debtors. He stressed that anyone caught in such act will be arrested and prosecuted.

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