There is this popular saying that goes thus: Everyday for the thief, oneday for the owner.
A female cashier working in a new generation bank along New Market
Road, Onitsha, Anambra State has been arrested for allegedly sending robbers
after a customer just after he withdrew N5 million from the bank.
The customer was attacked by the armed bandits who
operated on two motorcycles while waiting to board a vehicle to his
destination. After being dispossessed of the money, the
victim became suspicious of the role played by the female cashier as no
other person knew about the withdrawal so he hurried back to the bank
in anger and threatened to expose the cashier if the stolen money was
not returned immediately to him.
The bank manager, whose office was
situated close to the banking hall, overheard their argument and invited
them into his office. While interviewing both parties, the female
cashier consistently denied involvement in the crime and vowed to deal
with the victim if his allegation was eventually proved to be false.
However, the cat was let out of the bag during hot exchange of words
when the mobile phone of the cashier rang persistently and she refused
to answer the call.
While she was fidgeting, the bank manager suspected foul play and
ordered the cashier to answer her call, using the amplified speaker.
When she finally picked the call after much reluctance, it was the voice
of the excited robber from the other end telling the cashier that the
operation was successful. He told the cashier to meet him at the
designated location to collect her share after the close of work. The
cashier became speechless after the call as tears of shame and guilt
streamed down her face.
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer of the state, Mr.
Ralph Uzoigwe, said he had not received any complaint from the bank and
promised to reach the reporter as soon as information got to him. It
was learnt that the bank was handling the incident internally to avoid a
dent to its image.