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Enugu police arrest ATM fraudster

Enugu police arrest ATM fraudster

The Enugu State Police Command has arrested an Automated Teller Machine (ATM) fraudster, Obinna Okafor.

According to the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Ebere Amaraizu on Friday, Okafor, who operates in banks within Enugu metropolis, was caught with 12 stolen ATM cards.

SP Amaraizu, who revealed that the suspect was arrested red-handed by police operatives of the New Haven Division, said: “The suspect was nabbed by police operatives on duty at the ATM point of the Ebeano branch of an old generation bank, following an alarm raised by a female victim.

“The victim alleged a fraudulent and smart exchange of her ATM card with a fake one by the suspect.

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“After securing the pin number of the card, he attempted to escape, but the victim raised an alarm, which attracted the attention of police operatives on duty.

“The officers moved in swiftly and arrested the suspect,’’ he said, adding that the suspect is now helping police operatives in their investigations.

The police spokesman also called on members of the public to be watchful and avoid situations whereby they would be tricked into revealing their ATM pin numbers, especially to strangers.

“The command is, hereby, using this opportunity to appeal to the public to be security conscious,’’ he said.

 

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