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PHOTO: Serial card thief arrested with 33 ATM cards after withdrawing N250k from bank customer’s account

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Serial card thief arrested with 33 ATM cards after withdrawing N250k from bank customer’s account

Serial card thief that withdrew N250k from bank customer’s account arrested with 33 ATM cards in Delta.

Ojo Amos, a 38-year-old indigene of Agbarha-Otor, Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State is currently cooling off his heels in detention over serial ATM card swapping and fraudulently withdrawing cash from bank customers’ accounts.

Focus Naija can report that N50k was recovered from the suspect that was arrested on the 2nd of November, 2021 at a POS stand close to FirstBank in Ozoro after a tip off.

According to a press statement obtained from the Police Public Relation Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, the suspect was caught with an ATM card belonging to one Rufai Abdulahi, snatched at the Zenith Bank branch in Kwale, from whose account the suspect later withdrew N250k.

Further investigation revealed that he has been in the unholy business for four years and usually targets old and uneducated people.

The statement reads in part;

“Suspect confessed that he stole one of the cards from one Rufai Abdulahi at zenith bank, Kwale branch and left immediately.

“He said he later withdrew the sum of two hundred and fifty thousand naira (#250,000) from the victim account. Preliminary investigations later revealed that the suspect usually stays behind his victims at the ATM machine waiting and targeting people who he feels are not too educated, old women/children and once he notice that they are having problem operating the ATM machine, he moves closer to them pretending to be a bank staff trying to help them and in the process he swaps the ATM card.

“Suspect also confessed that he watches them as they enter their ATM pins, memorizes it and after swapping the ATM cards, he uses either a POS stand or ATM machine to empty their bank accounts.

“He said he has been doing this for the past four years.

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