In Enugu Police nab 2 over illegal withdrawal with 14 stolen ATM cards

"The suspects were nabbed when they stormed the bank at about 7 a.m. on Tuesday with ATM cards suspected to have been stolen from victims,’’ it said.

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(Nigeria Police Force)
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The Enugu State Police Command has arrested two suspected Automated Teller Machine (ATM) fraudsters while doing illegal withdrawal at a Bank located in Oji River axis of the state.

The Command’s Public Relations Officer, Mr Ebere Amaraizu, disclosed this in a statement issued to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Enugu.

The statement said that the suspects were apprehended with 14 ATM cards of different banks with different names.

It said that other things recovered from the suspects included: a Peugeot 406 car with registration number NSH 32 CW; some amount of money; some foreign currencies and a laptop.

"Operatives of the police mobile squadron 3 in Enugu on duty in one of the Old Generation Banks located in Oji River through intelligence gathered, arrested two suspected fraudsters while trying to make withdrawals suspected to be illegal.

"The suspects gave their names as Anthony Nwokeocha of Afuguri village in Umuahia of Abia, and Anayo Nweke of Ara-Nise village in Awka South Local Government Area of Anambra.

"The suspects were nabbed when they stormed the bank at about 7 a.m. on Tuesday with ATM cards suspected to have been stolen from victims,’’ it said.

It said that the suspects were helping the Police in their investigation.

NAN reports that there has been an increase in reports of activities of BVN and ATM scammers in Enugu within the past two weeks.

The command had warned residents to be wary of giving out their ATM cards or revealing their ATM and BVN numbers to unknown persons whether through e-mail, text message or phone call.

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