NEWS: Two men arrested with 36 ATM cards suspected to have been stolen in Niger(photo)
Men of the Niger state police command have arrested two men, Victor Okebugwu, 32, and James Amaonye, 33, for being in possession of 36 ATM
cards suspected to have been stolen from members of the public.
A statement from the police command spokesperson, ASP Wasiu Abiodun, says on June 5, police Intelligence Operatives on Bank
surveillance in Minna, picked up both men when they found loitering
within the premises of a Commercial Bank in a suspicious manner.
According to the statement, an investigation revealed that the suspects specialized in defrauding unsuspecting members of the public in
the pretense of opening Bank account for people, or to assist them in
The following items were recovered;
33 pieces of GT Bank ATM cards
2 Access Bank ATM card
1 Zenith Bank ATM card
7 pieces of MTN Sim cards
9 pieces of 9mobile Sim cards
8 pieces of Airtel Sim cards
4 pieces of GT bank account opening forms
19 pieces of Airtel and 9 mobile customer registration forms
1 Tecno black phone
1 Infinix S5 phone
1 Motorcycle key
The statement adds that the suspects claimed the cards were collected from their game betting customers for purpose of crediting their
account of proceeds from the games, and later unlawfully withdraw their
The police say investigations is still ongoing and that the suspects will be charged to court soon.
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