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Thursday, 26 December 2013

Missing money: Controversy trails death of banker in car crash

25 year old banker Benjamin Idim died on December 14th in a fatal car crash after he lost control and crashed his KIA car at Utako in Abuja while returning from a visit to a friend at midnight.

Ben, who worked with Diamond Bank, Gwarimpa, Abuja, was said to have had about N2million cash in the trunk of his car at the time of the accident, but the bulk of the money has yet to be recovered, according to his family. His body and wrecked car were evacuated from the scene of the accident by the police, who said they only recovered N800, 000. The late banker's family, who has since been buried, insists there was more money in the car. Continue...


Benjamin Idim's father Ita Idim said:
“We went to the police at Utako and they handed over two phones and about N800,000, which they said was recovered from the car. Later we learnt that the money in the car was more than the amount the police gave us. The bank also confirmed that he had more than that amount with him. If the police can hand over N800,000, you can be sure he had more than that in the car. The Nigerian Police Force can’t give all the money they recovered.”
A Police Public Relations Officer in the FCT said the family needs to understand that the police was not the first responders at the scene of the accident.
“Are they sure the police were the first to arrive at the scene? Besides, saving the boy’s life would be their priority, nobody would be checking the boot of the car to know whether he had money there or the amount of money in the car,” the officer stated

135 comments:

janelicious said...

SEE GOBE

Anonymous said...

RIP..... Nigerian police are so pathetic

janelicious said...

NAH THE POLICE TAKE AM.

Anonymous said...

R.I.P. Ben. Moral lesson! buy a german product. linda, i know you like the Range rover; You have my blessings to go ahead and buy one. *smiles*

Anonymous said...

It's only God that knows who took the money. But again, I don't trust the police , talking from experience (meemee).

Bangress Lee said...

Most accident scenes r crime scenes. Lots of cases of ppl stealin frm the dead.

By the way, why would somebody have 2 million naira cash in d trunk of his car, driving frm place to place?

ade baptista said...

so sad may his soul rip

ojobo mercy said...

May he RIP, Nigeria na wa for una ooh.

Badoo of Toronto said...

Naija police I hail ooo.. dem don share money. ..

Oluwaseun Ajayi said...

May his soul rest in peace, my mum knew him personally and she said he was such a cool, calm and good guy; one of a kind, he just started the job with diamond bank. The sad truth is that the NPF has kept 1.2m out of the money, let them fear God and return the rest to the family cuz karma will always come calling.

NKECHI said...

I am even surpried they presented 800,000. Police I know would have said they dint see any money. Na today?

abisoye ologbenla said...

Lol...our dear police force has done justice to d rest am sure...heheheheh. xmas festival. May his soul RIP

hilary obiorah said...

Omo them see 800,000 dey complain?! If to say them no see kobo nko? Trust Nigeria police, they can disappear a whole house if it will help their cause. But I am not saying they took the money, I am just saying they are capable.

abisoye ologbenla said...

Lol...our dear police force has done justice to d rest am sure...heheheheh. xmas festival. May his soul RIP

Anonymous said...

Its well, I think it was planned and how did he have that much in his trunk? RIP

bonita bislam said...

And I ask maslf y steal abt 1.2mil n leav d rest?Dis dsnt fit d profile of a real thief or passer by on a rescue mission.I feel d police knw abt d moni dan dey r telin d relativs.I xpected d response of d police PRO,it gvs credance 2ma suspicion.#myopinion

HRH EKEH said...

Nigerian police with distrust! What do u expect from an institution that will gladly steal from the dead, the parents are even lucky to have seen 800k because the police is not that generous.

HRH EKEH
Signed

wendy said...

The police actually returned 800,000. The family shld be happy we all know hw the police r so dy shld stop d pretense

Tee Talking said...

Very sad. But really, what can his family do about dis? Wh8ever took the money is not going to give it up. And i have been at a car crash scene before, the priority is never to get victims to safety. Ransacking for valuables is top priority. This family should just grive in peace.

curvy ZO said...

Nothing is transparent in dis country....

wendy said...

the family shld be hapi d poplice returned 800,000.we know dy took sum part of d moni so dy shld cut d pretense

chukwuemeka oguejiofor said...

Naija police eh, may his soul RIP!

Anonymous said...

This story doesnt add up? Where does a 25yr old banker who is most likely an entry level officer; get N2m cash from? And why carry it around in ur car at night?

Anonymous said...

It was the guy's money not their money. The family should be more concerned about mourning the guy and not how much he had in the boot before his demise. Let whoever 'stole' a dead man's money bear the brunt afterwards.

Anonymous said...

R.i.p

wumy said...

May his soul rest in perfect peace,Nigerian ploice sha*lips seald*

BLISS said...

Police ! Police !! Na their way



#watching in 3D LED#

Anonymous said...

May yur soule rest in peace

Anonymous said...

Hehehe Nigerian police o!

idika Laura said...

I read in the papers that it was his friend he gave the money to keep for him that said he gave him the cash that day. How are we sure his friend gave him the cash.

fase oluwafunmilayo said...

I don't trust Nigerian Police... But everything is clear to God!

Apple said...

Nigerian Police nah thieves!

Napoleon Didel said...

Big Ben!!! Requiscat in Pacem.

Let the Police bring back the whole money!!!

Lanceslot Alanza said...

Oga PRO ask you boys well, they know the way about of the money.

Fammie said...

Police and money is like Iron and Magnet

veralu said...

Dis is a confusing story, (sighs) R.I.P benjamin, 2 young 2 die, God knows best

loris luv said...

Rip

Anonymous said...

RIP ......

Anonymous said...

Biko where did dis guy get that kind of cash from.....
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drS said...

Very funny and foolish statement by the police PRO. Of course the policemen would go after the money before saving any lives. Does he think he is talking to foreigners who don't know better? We are Nigerians and we know what those vultures called policemen are capable of doing. It is possible they even caused the accident.

dhobiz said...

Lol naija police

Aymii said...

May the soul of this young man RIP....sad, sad sad.....


If Olopa can return 800k den dere must have been like 5 million in that car! ...#Word#.....Am suprised they even returned any part of it.

Anonymous said...

D police knw d wherabout of d rest of d money,hw can 800,000 be recovered ɑ̤̥̈̊п̥̥̲̣̣̣d 1.2million lost.if d wia nt d first †̥ open dat cars trunk,d wudnt hav found any at all.d brot out some for d listening ears of d public.Armstrong Lawrenze

nayna Esione said...

Lol, the 2 million is the most important thing now... Rip son

Phaeton Phoenix said...

Ehen! Even in death, the police is still not your friend!

They have stolen and now trying to tell lies. Shame! lol

Phaeton Phoenix said...

RIP to the victim. Sad how many people die around this time I cannot understand why!

Lady Stelusy said...

Trust nigeria police they must have removed some of the money before anything. An ordinary man would take all the money and the phones. All this police are thefts, the family of the deceased should just collect the money like that & forget about the remain ones becos the rest is story.

doby said...

Odikwa serious... RIP bro

Osondu Marvis said...

This thieves we have in this country call police. It wa them that took the money. Even this useless KIA motors see Н̲̣̣̣̥ow the car folded as if they used plastice in building it. Useless care that are not even accident free a bit. Rest in peace bro. It hurts you died a painful death at U̶̲̥̅̊r age.

munchie said...

if dia was someone b4 d police d person wud av taken all d money,so dey shud investigate d police very well

Anonymous said...

Naija police sha, d police is indeed ur friend. Awon ole....

tally said...

Hmmm, police and their usual acts. Anyway, they may have a point. They may not have been the first responders. God rest his sou.

Anonymous said...

nigerians sha...una loose pickin still dey find money...those police self mumu...try lagos police...shingbain u no go see...mtchew...rip to the guy jare.

Anonymous said...

Mumu if his parents can pay for his school fees in abti 1.5m a semester then he can move around with any a month he wants too! The father is not after the money because his broke or whatever! The quz n reason's being the Nigerian police are thiefs and why did they take the money!

Anonymous said...

Big Ben like you were founding called by us at Aun! Rip ... Inbtwn it's his money and non of your business he comes from a wealthy home!

Tabitha Dorcas said...

Hehehe. Naija popo I hail o. May the young mans soul rest in peace.

bibi said...

May his soul rest in peace.

halliday said...

Na lie Police don take dia share de re lucky de gave dem 800k...Police is ur frnd nt wen moni involve!!!!!

james coway said...

IF na lagos police eehn....1# una knw go see

Anonymous said...

RIP my dear colleague. It is still like a dream.

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cynthia gideon said...

Abeg na d policemen collect d money,since d incident happen @ midnight dem don hide 1.2M

Cintetic said...

Olopa God help us. Actually the police didn't take it. May be that's d amount that was in d car. D dead can't talk. They shld accept it UN good fate

Abare Nelly said...

Dis is bad,nigerian police we no u guys collected d money nd dis is very bad cos if u managed 2 bring 800k den dat shows d money in dat car was so much dat u pple felt bad 2 collect evwyfin,nd apart 4rm dat if oda pple had got 2 d scene b4 d police dey wuldn't have left any money,dey wuld have taken d whole bag instead of removing sm cos I can bet u dey wuldn't have d time 2 do dat.Plss NPF dis is a disgrace,I no u pple won't admit bt d whole of Nigeria knows 1.2M is wif sm of u,u pple beta change b4 u meet dsame fate.

Anonymous said...

Ejor??

Anonymous said...

What is this one saying? Ewu!

Ajanaku oluwakemi said...

Nigerian police with their dirty way of life. So shameless!

Anonymous said...

May your soul rest in perfect peace Big Ben and its better not to comment than saying what you don't know!

ozyy said...

he was my classmatee....i saw him in August and he was the one that called me and we chatted a little. who knew it would be the last time i'd seee him alive. GOD knows best. too sad.

Anonymous said...

Na d police take am oooo

#didi

Anonymous said...

Police or no police... why would a young man carry N2M in his car? where did he get it from? salary? or stolen?
Abi na youthful exuberant dey do am

Anonymous said...

My ogas dey r just doin their job but am sure d ghost of dat guy will collect more dan 1.2 million 4rm dem...zainab

Anonymous said...

A different agency should be setup to prosecute the police cos they are worse than armed robber.

Amarachukwu said...

That's naija police for you,they can't be trusted.

chukss okafor said...

R.I.P bro

Mocherry said...

Dis one wey 9ja police return a whole 800k trust dat dey av times two of it already. 9ja police, I hail una

Anonymous said...

See defence o. So if anyone got there ahead of the police the person would gave taken all the gademn money. Why leave 800k when they have nothing to lose?

sylsi said...

D money is not a problem to the family infact dey don't need it,we sud feel sorry for dis family instead of posting all manner of stuffs.He worked in a bank and jst got confirmed,is it a bad tin 2 go and celebrate for those wandering were he got d money from...he lives on in our heart.

Anonymous said...

Rip young guy,

The police officer is so daft, and just contradicted him self there buy supporting the boys family.
He says the police weren't the first to arrive at the scene then he goes on to say "saving the boys life would have been their priority and no one would be checking the trunk"
So this means the first people to arrive at the scene would have been all about saving the boys life and the trunk was only opened after the police took the car away.
The police should return that money idiots, they didn't know the family would find out the true amount.

Anonymous said...

Rip Big Ben we surely gonna miss u May your perfect soul rest in peace .

Anonymous said...

RIP BENJAMIN

Anonymous said...

If it were first arrivals, no dime wud be left in dat money. The police took dat money.

Anonymous said...

Rip my dear friend, we attended diamond bank test 2geda, you just started living ur dream RIP Big ben

jenie said...

This accident happened around 2am in d nite. Dont know who informed d police abt d accident. Up till now noone knows wat truly happened dat nite. See d way d car was wrecked but he had only an injury at d bak of his head when u wud hav expected more going by d damage to d car. So many grey areas. R.I.P Benjamin.

ADERONKE AROGUNDADE said...

Wow, speechless.

Anonymous said...

men who don die don die.he has blessed someone be it d police or anybody else

Anonymous said...

Ndi ori bu police,police bu ndi ori.Finish!!!

Anonymous said...

May †ђξ soul ☀f †ђξ faithful departed rest in peace. Amen. @ Zenki brown

Anonymous said...

You are a big fool for this statement. That money won't be a blessing to the thief that stole it. Foool!. It's Because of foolish mentalities like yours anonymous 11pm that Nigeria Is like this

SEXY DIVA😚😚 said...

How come we cannot see any airbag in this Kia, or is my eyes not good enough. God saves so also is airbags!!! All this corners we cut in Nigeria because we don't have standards...... RIP.

Osarhiemen Agbonkonkon said...

That's why those of us who are alive shld keep thanking God for our lives even whn we think we got "nothing" for Xmas*winks*

Anonymous said...

Check this out! has anyone been told that before the police could call the family the car was towed to d police station before day brake? Now who called for and paid for the towing van? Why was an ambulance not called? Why is the car he ran into still packed at the accident spot? When did the Nigerian police start clearing accident scenes at night.... Help me answer abeg.

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zibaintl said...

somebody died and it is money dat has become issue.......wat is d parents concern with dat money...wen their son is dead.so dey will feel good to use dat money to purchase sometin.....and where did d banker gt 2million in cash from?....d talk shld b abt life n nt money.

Anonymous said...

OMG!!....i know this dude from utako, abj. Its so so SAD!....RIP Ben.

Anonymous said...

Mumu!.....bcos his parents cld pay N1.5m in fees dont still answer the fundamental question why a 25yr old young man had 2m cash on him? Its retards like you who dont look at the big picture and ask the main questions!

IFEDAYO AKINWALERE said...

What was the man doing with that huge amount in his private /official car without escort?

How did the Bank and the family know the exact amount of money with the man at the time of the accident?

What is the source of the money?

It was the insecurity in the mind of the man that led to the accident?

mike Oshios said...

Hmmmmn naija police twale 4 una... R.I.P young banker

Vera Matthew said...

Nigeria police sef

zoe said...

Naija Police I hail oooo,

Anonymous said...

so many things nigerian police have done wrong

anythony agbo said...

I knew the guy personally. He attended to me once when he was still understudying someone a few months ago. Such a nice guy. Driving in abuja is scary. Everyday you go out, you see a fatal accident. Itz bcause of the evil things those politicians do for money and power. Make God guide me and my own o. RIP dude.

keemzy lifals said...

Just RIP is what I can say..to d late banker.. God Protect Us all

Anonymous said...

RIP Big Ben.......in the midst of all these controversy, you just continue to rest in the bosom of Lord. You'll forever br etched in our memories cos Diamonds are forever and you were truly a rare Diamond.

john johnson said...

Your comments are always short, why?

oluwadamilare temitope said...

I swear...Abuja police G☺☺ϑ o......if И̲̮̣̥̅̊å Lagos police.....1 naira no go show...btw they shld ask d friend he visited if probably he left it with him

2legit said...

RIP Ben

Raphael Anagbado said...

Simply cause the money and burry the dead humbly. We too money concious.

Dominic Golden said...

If I hear say no be police carry the money. Hiss.. wicked people. They are just cooperate armed robbers. I will disown any of my family member that joined that NPF. I prefer report my case to OPC or Man O' War than police. Tufiakwa

siloswagx said...

RIP!

Mellyvinchi said...

This guy is my neigbour at a government residential estate in abuja,dough not on talking terms as in we aren't friends we have never talked but from a distance he's a nice gentle and trouble free guy everyone from the neigbourhood knows him as a kind gentleman.. About the money yes his church members whom are my friend confirmed he has some money I mean plenty money in his car because he has just been paid has confirmed by the bank.. Anyone who take a dead man' s money will have him to contend with.

Mellyvinchi said...

Very gentle guy he's my neigbours dough we weren't on talking terms as seen we have have never spoken..But am friends also to his church members who confirm he's a very gentle and trouble free guy. And yes my neigbours confirmed and his church members too that he was just paid by the bank..Anyone who stole that money we have the dead to contend with..

whizzev said...

ATTENTION! hehehe! 9ja police no dey carry last... dem see ifa money...na xmaz sure pass 4dem

EMMANUEL NNOROM said...

Oga police ehe wetin be this ehe una jst d stress us d vex us na which kind yawa be this ehe home come d money miss ehe no be thief thief be this?. R.I.P BEN.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 4:29 PM. Range Rover is a British car NOT German.

Anonymous said...

If i may ask,what is a banker doing with such an amount in the light of the cashless policy?
Even though accident can happen at anytime, but we should learn to move at speed that is commensurate with a given environment that we can convienently control in the case of any eventuality.
Also, make sure ur car is in good shape mechanically and electrically.

Anonymous said...

hnmmm diamond bank. That bank needs serious prayers the rate of staff death is high. I worked for another bank 8 years before i joined DB and i can confidently tell you of that 8 years, we neva held 1min silence for any colleague( may b once or twice) but not so in DB. I just spent two yrs n i can tell u dat i have participated in ova 11 1min silence......DB what is going on

tina said...

My a/c officer. I was with ben 4 days to dat sad day.may his soul rest in peace

Anonymous said...

Re u naturali dumb? Don't u knw wat it means for a bank to confirm itz staff,think b4 u talk jhur

Anonymous said...

Seriously dude seriously? D bank paid him datz how dey knw d exact amount and in keep in touch wiv family probably unlike you..

Anonymous said...

No mind am, belewu like am, Aunty officer, if d friend didn't gve him d money, he would not even mention anytin about moni, no body 4 knw wat'z up nau

WANNY said...

RIP..Man...Police is your friend indeed...Awon mofos..

WANNY said...

Big Ben....RIP

WANNY said...

Big Ben....RIP

Anonymous said...

We are our biggest problem in this world! Everybody is quick to accuse the police like the police was there waiting for the accident so they could puck the money.we all know our approach to helping in crisis" look n scream" mentality.now how did the family know how much he was carrying? Was it not possible for the police totally deny seeing the money? Pls let's be objective in our criticism .

MUSTY- mustapha said...

we just got to drive more carefully this days!! NO need to rush to anywhere,cuz either to run,fly,walk or crawl, you will get to anywhere God has destined for u in life.RIP BRO.

DACORNEL said...

RIP.....BIG BENO. We will forever miss you u bro..

OMO AdeBayo BigBoss said...

RIP Big Ben....we graduated uni togeda.....u wia an awesome guy.

Enuf wit d money issue already.

pavour said...

What's important here his death or d cash? Why would a banker has such amount in cash with on him...RIP

Eka said...

RIP big Ben

Eka said...

RIP big Ben

Aisha said...

RIP Ben never met you personally but heard Good things about you from mutual friends. May God to console your family n friends, Continue to rest with the Lord

danbasy Effiwatt said...

Once in abuja, he gave my brother a lift from the airport into town. A cousin to my neighbours in calabar. The 3rd of such deaths in the family occurring about the same period of time in different years. Lord have mercy.

Anonymous said...

You are very stupid, is that why you are here?

anthony said...

Rest in peace man, but as for Nigerian police I don't trust them.

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