The Ogun State Police Command on Tuesday confirmed that one Olumide Openaike, a staff of Microfinance bank, Kemta Oloko reported to have been missing and found in Mokwa, Niger State, staged his abduction over N1.7m debt.
The spokesperson of the State Police command, SP Omolola Odutola confirmed this to newsmem in Abeokuta, on Tuesday.
The wife of the banker, Temitope had told journalists how his husband, Olumide got missing on January 17 on his way to his place of work.
Mrs Openaike had however on Thursday told our correspondent that “I am happy to tell you that my husband has been found in a place called Mokwa in Niger State. He called me on Tuesday’s afternoon.
“He got the phone from one of the residents there because he said those that abducted him collected his phone. We then told him to make a report at the police station there, the police officer on duty who spoke to us said he was in Mokwa.
“Transportation money was then arranged and sent to him, he got to Ibadan yesterday, Wednesday where he slept, his family members are at Ibadan. He will be back to Abeokuta today”.
The police has however described the reported abduction of the banker as fake and an incident that never happened
Confirming the incident to newsmen in Abeokuta, Odutola said “the police has found out that the banker, Olumide Openaike faked his abduction over N1.7m debt. The money actually belongs to the bank where he works.
“What happened was that a customer was remitting the money to the bank, but Openaike was diverting it into personal use. He said he then got depressed and decided to fake his abduction. He is already detained by the police”.