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EFCC Arrests Three Suspected Fraudsters With 1144 ATM Cards At Kano Airport

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Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested three suspects at the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport (MAKIA), Kano while attempting to smuggle 1,144 Automated Teller Machine (ATM) cards out of the country.

The suspects were identified as Abdullahi Usman, Musa Abubakar and Abdulwahid Auwalu.

They trio were arrested between November 24 and December 1, 2021 by the state zonal command of the agency.

Spokesperson for the agency, Wilson Uwajaren said the suspects would soon be charged to court.

He said Abubakar was found with 714 ATM cards while Usman had 298 ATM cards with him.

Abubakar was going to UAE while Usman was going to Saudi Arabia.

The third suspect, Abdulwahid, was found with 132 ATM cards while trying to go to Istanbul, Turkey via Ethiopian Airlines.

In a related development, a Federal High Court in Ibadan, Oyo State, presided over by Justice Uche Agomoh on Thursday convicted and sentenced two internet fraudsters, Ogunrinde Olugbenga Akanbi and Olusegun Akinwunmi Eyinade to ten months and three months in prison respectively, on separate charges bordering on fraudulent impersonation.

 

 

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