The man who was rushed to the hospital for treatment after being caught in the Scotia ATM explosion has since been identified as a security guard for the company, who was attempting to steal millions from the Automated Teller Machine to pay an obeah man.
The security guard, who suffers multiple injuries from the explosion including cuts, burns and a broken leg, confessed to his crimes following an interrogation by the police and explained the reason why he needed the money.
The security guard confessed that he has been stealing money intended for the ATM for several years, and on this occasion, he reportedly used gasoline to start a fire but the fire made an AC unit explode. The explosion happened on Saturday, April 23 which was a few days before an audit was to be taken.
In his confession, the security guard said he stole millions from the ATM to pay an ‘obeah man’ who was pressuring him for money. The guard stated that he had consulted the ‘obeah man’ to ensure that he and his ex-girlfriend would reconcile.
The police are now in search of the ‘obeah man’ for his connection to the crimes that the security guard has confessed.
Meanwhile, the guard, who was found in an incinerator at the back of the building at the time of the incident, is still being treated for his injuries and remains under the guard of the police. He is expected to be hit with several criminal charges, including fraud.