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Published On: Wed, Nov 10th, 2021

Man Arrested With 33 ATM Cards In Ozoro Confesses How He Empties Victims’ Account

LAGOS NOVEMBER 10TH (URHOBOTODAY)-Delta State Police  Command operative  arrested one  Ojo Amos ‘m’ aged 38yrs of Agbara- Otor, Ughelli North LGA  who specializes in stealing ATM cards from unsuspecting victims.

Police report disclosed that on November 2nd, 2021 upon a tip-off that the suspect was seen in a POS Stand  located beside First bank Ozoro branch.

The DPO Ozoro Division detailed operatives who swung into action in conjunction with the Chairman Olotu  vigilante in  Ozoro. They were deployed to the scene and arrested the suspect  Ojo Amos ‘m’,  thirty- three (33) ATM cards and a cash sum of Fifty thousand Naira(#50,000) were recovered from him.

The 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.

The 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.

The Commissioner of Police Delta State CP Ari Muhammed Ali FCIA, PSC(+)  while urging members of the public to be law abiding also advice that they learn from the cases regularly reported by the command and also for them to be  vigilant when making use of their ATM cards and ensure that only uniform bank staff be allowed to assist them when the need arises.

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