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Yobe Police Nab Wanted Fraudster Specializing In Stealing ATM Cards

The police in Yobe State have arrested a 28-year-old suspected fraudster who specialises in stealing ATM cards and using same to steal money from his victims’ accounts.

DSP Dungus Abdulkarim, the Command’s Public Relations Officer, revealed this in a statement made available to newsmen in Damaturu.

He said the arrested suspect, Justice Gibson, who is from Karim Lamido in Taraba State sneaks around ATM points within Damaturu metropolis to defraud his victims.

“On 27th September, 2023, at about 1300hrs the State Intelligence Bureau (SIB) arrested one Justice Gibson, 28 years old, of Karim Lamido, Taraba State at the First Bank ATM gallery along Gashua Road, Damaturu in possession of various ATM cards from different banks used for swapping after defrauding unsuspecting victims at ATM points.

“He was apprehended while attempting to dispose one Musti Kafa’s ATM card”, the PPRO said.

According to DSP Abdulkarim, the suspect has confessed to defrauding people of their ATM cards at Banks’ ATM gallery by roaming around the withdrawal points observing those who have difficulties in operating the machines, hence volunteering to assist.

“In the process, he (suspect) would get their PINs and eventually swap the cards and suddenly give reason to leave for another ATM point, leaving his victims with fake ATM cards and withdrawing all money in their accounts”, he added.

The Commissioner of Police, Garba Ahmad through the Command’s Spokesman, advised people in the State to be vigilant while trying to make withdrawals at ATM points.

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