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Fidelity Bank Plc has confirmed that its CCTV footage captured a man stealing a bag from a locker at its branch at Admiralty Way, Lekki area of Lagos State.

In a statement issued on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, the lender stated that its attention had been drawn to the footage which went viral on the social media space. According to Fidelity Bank, the incident happened on Monday, July 8, 2019.

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The bank, however, disclosed that it is working closely with the Nigerian Police Force (NPF), to ensure that the culprit is apprehended and brought to justice.

Fidelity Bank Plc also assured the affected customer whose bag was stolen, that it will do everything necessary within its capacity to provide him relief.

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The Genesis: A social media user identified as Val Obil, had taken to Instagram to lament how his bag was stolen at the bank’s branch around 11:40 am, despite the presence of security officials at the bank’s premises.

Obil claimed he had visited the bank on Monday and had kept his bag in a locker and locked the door with the key given to him by one of the security officials.

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Surprisingly for him, after performing the transactions he went to the bank for, he discovered that he could no longer open the locker with the key given to him. He immediately called the attention of the security officials, who helped him open it with another key.

Having accessed the locker with another key, Obil said his bag which contained some valuable items was missing.

In the video shared on his page, Obil promised a N200,000 reward for anyone who can provide useful information on the thief who was displayed on the CCTV footage.

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Pls Help us catch this thief and be rewarded with 250,000.. This happened this afternoon and I feel so angry and sad right now. This has never happened before and its amazing this could happen in 2019. Had to check the bank CCTV footage today to get this video. The first video shows me, on black n black wearing shades entering fidelity bank, admiralty way, lekki phase 1 today around 11.40am, can see I dropped my bag inside the locker provided by the bank which is very common in Nigerian banks. I dropped my bag, padlocked the locker and then entered the bank.. The metal detector at the bank door didn't let me enter and the guard instructed me to —- The second video shows the thief entering the bank premises … He drops his bag, in another locker, looks around and then enters the bank (notice the presence of a bank security guard) (the bag is a black sports school-like bag) ——- The third video shows the guy come out from the bank, (notice the guard isn't present anymore, when his security bosses questioned the guard later he said he went to eat, can you imagine? And no replacement came through ))) He checks around constantly, tries keys in my own locker , looks around again , feels the bag, looks around and then takes my bag alongside his. — I came out from the bank, tried my keys and it couldn't open. Raised alarm with the security guards and they tried some keys before they could open it… This thief needs to be apprehended and dealt with terribly …. Please anyone who knows him or can recognise him should contact me and will be rewarded with N200,000 … My life's work plus multi million naira jobs of @lindaikejitv and @officiallindaikeji are inside that bag….I wouldn't make this post if it was just only money he took, but what he took from me in that bag is my sweat, my efforts and much more than gold.. Please repost, tag n comment till he is caught.. And to @fidelitybankplc Admiralty way, you guys are so unprofessional in everything … So a customer can't be assured of the safety of his item, while in your banking premise?? Shameful!!!The bank bosses apologised and i had to write police statement… !!! Nigga just spoilt my day!!!

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Famuyiwa Damilare is a trained journalist. He holds a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Mass Communication at the prestigious Nigerian Institute of Journalism (NIJ). Damilare is an innovative and transformational leader with broad-based expertise in journalism and media practice at large. He has explored his proven ability in the areas of reporting, curating and generating contents, creatively establishing social media engagements, and mobile editing of videos. It is safe to say he’s a multimedia journalist.


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