A suspected female staffer with an old generation bank located along Airport road in Benin City who was apprehended over allegation of swindling a wife of an aide to Governor Adams Oshiomhole of N15 million yesterday was said to have blamed her ordeal on spiritual attack.
The suspect, identified as Gloria Omoregie, was said to have lured his victim whose husband incidentally is the special adviser on security to Governor Adams Oshiomhole to fix about Fifteen million naira as deposit.
A police source yesterday said the suspect, who will soon be arraigned in court, was said to have confessed to the crime and pleaded to be pardoned just as she blamed her present predicament on a spiritual affliction.
It would be recalled that trouble was said to have started for the suspect when she approached the victim, Mrs Mikano Kadiri, and advised her to fix the said money in a deposit account where she can enjoy some profit on a monthly basis.
She also confirmed to Mrs Kadiri that on request, the money could be withdrawn. The lid was said to be been blown off the suspect when Mrs Kadiri requested to have access to the money and she was told that the money had been lent to the bank’s cooperative, a development which arose her suspicion.
On investigation, it was discovered that the bank did not run a cooperative society and the money could not be traced. It was learnt that the said Glory wrote a letter of resignation to the bank which was revealed to the victims It was further leant that when Gloria was arrested on the account of her perceived resignation, she later resorted to blackmail, stating that she was unduly molested by the Kadiris.