The Kano State Police Command has apprehended a suspected fraudster, Osasi Chinozom Juliet, who specialises in switching people’s ATM cards at ATM locations.
SP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, the command’s spokesperson, said in a statement on Monday, April 4, that the suspect, who was found in possession of 17 ATM cards from various banks, had been on the command’s wanted list for fraud-related offenses.
“On March 18, 2022, at approximately 1730 hours, a team of Operation Puff Adder led by SP Daniel Itse Amah, Nassarawa Divisional Police Officer, while on surveillance patrol along Murtala Mohammed Way intercepted one Osasi Chinozom Juliet, ‘f’, 24 years old, of Enugu Road, Sabon Gari Kano,” Kiyawa said.
“The suspect has been on the wanted list of the command for fraud-related cases. On spot search, she was found in possession of 17 ATM cards from different banks.
Before her arrest, one Yusuf Tijjani, ‘m’, complained that, on 17/03/2022, the suspect approached him while seeking assistance to operate an ATM, deceitfully collected, and changed his ATM card, and withdrew the sum of fifteen thousand naira (N15,000:00) from his account.
“On investigation, she confessed to the crime. She further confessed that she specialized in swapping ATM cards by claiming to be a staff of the bank where she met customers to assist them to operate the machine,”
“She has ATM cards from almost all the banks in Kano, making it easy for her to swap the ATMs. He claimed to have withdrawn money from many people’s accounts after swapping their ATM cards,”
“Discreet investigation revealed that the suspect deceived, swapped the ATM cards of many victims, and withdrew money from their bank accounts. She has been charged to court for prosecution,” the statement read.
Meanwhile, CP Sama’ila Shu’aibu Dikko, has strongly warns that criminals will have no hiding place in Kano State.
”They are advised to either repent or leave the State completely, as no stone will be left unturned. Otherwise, they will be arrested and face the full wrath of the Law.” he said