The Kwara State Police Command has dismissed a corporal, Mr. Daramola Tosin, from the Ekiti divisional police post from service for allegedly withdrawing N300,000 from bank account of an inspector, Mr. Lateef Shuaib, killing and burying him in a bush near Osi police station in Ekiti LGA of the state.
The command also arraigned the dismissed officer yesterday [Jun 7] at a magistrate’s court in Ilorin. According to the First Information Report, obtained in Ilorin yesterday, Shuaib’s sister, Mrs. Sherifat Hammed, reported on May 10, 2016 to the Osi Police Station that her brother had not been seen since May 6, 2016.
The FIR further said that Mrs. Hammed also reported that she suspected Tosin, adding that her elder brother had told her that when he gave Tosin his ATM card when he was sick, based on trust, for Tosin to be withdrawing money from his account at UBA on his behalf.
The FIR further quoted Mrs. Hammed as saying that Tosin dishonestly started transferring money from Shuaib’s account, bit-by-bit, without the now late inspector’s knowledge and consent and withdrew N300,000.
When the case was called, the police prosecutor, Mr. James Odaodu, told the magistrate court presided over by Mr. Nurudeen Adeyanju that the offence of the murder was capital in nature, adding that it was not bailable.
He pleaded with the court to remand the accused in prison custody.
The magistrate, however, ordered that the dismissed officer should be remanded at the Federal Prisons, Mandalla in Ilorin and adjourned the case till June 21 for further mention.