Four staff of ZEFA Microfinance Bank have been arrested for alleged complicity in the death of the wife of their debtor, 50-year-old Vivian Omo.
The four staff of the microfinance bank, situated at Abule Ijoko, Lemode Area of Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State, were arrested by police operatives in the state, last a Wednesday.
The affected four bankers included Badmus Olalekan, Ajibade Oludare, Eniola Aduragbemi and Femi Oloko.
The state police image-maker SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, stated in a release, AZ:5310/OGS/PRO/VOL.7/220.14/05/2023, that the incident occured when the bankers visited the house of their debtor to ask for payment of a loan taken from the bank.
They did not meet their debtor but his wife who told them that her husband was not at home.
“Trouble started when the bank staffers visted the home of the deceased to ask for the payment of a 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, a 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.
“She was there and then rushed to hospital for medical attention, but was confirmed dead by the doctor on duty.
“The report was quickly lodged at Agbado divisional headquarters by the daughter of the deceased.
“Consequent upon this, the DPO Agbado Division, CSP Awoniyi Adekunle, quickly led his detectives to the scene where four staffs of the bank namely, Badmus Olalekan, Ajibade Oludare, Eniola Aduragbemi and Femi Oloko, were arrested,” SP Oyeyemi stated.
He further explained that the corpse has been deposited at the Ifo General Hospital morgue for autopsy.
Meanwhile, the state Commissioner of Police, Olanrewaju Oladimeji, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to Homicide section of the state Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) for further investigation.
He also admonished loan agencies to stop taking laws into their hands in the process of recovering loan from their debtors.
CP Oladimeji further warned that anyone caught in such an act will be arrested and prosecuted, the Ogun police spokesperson added.