Nigerian Man Arrested With 656 ATM Cards, Remanded in Ghana

An Accra Circuit Court has remanded the 42-year-old man who was nabbed with 656 ATM cards connected to nine banks operating in Ghana and Nigeria.

Bachir Musa Aminou, who is charged with two counts of electronic trafficking and stealing before Ms. Evelyn Asamoah, was remanded in custody to allow the banks involved to reply to the prosecution’s claim against him as part of ongoing investigations.

Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Fuseini Yakubu, the prosecutor, requested that the matter be adjourned so that the banks could react.

The accused is scheduled to appear in court again on October 28.

The facts, as presented by ASP Yakubu were that Aminou, who is a Nigerian, was arrested at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) for possessing 656 ATM cards in different names.

He said during interrogation, Aminou said the ATM cards were given to him by one Rabiu Suleman based in the Kano State, Nigeria, to be given to one Baffa Bawarije, a Nigerian based at the Daira Night City Hotel in Dubai.

On September 12, this year, Aminou was arrested while boarding an Ethiopian Airline en-route to Dubai.

“A search conducted on the accused disclosed 656 ATM cards bearing 656 different names issued by eight Nigerian banks and one Ghanaian bank,” he said.

Also found on the accused was $12,000.

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