Indian Police arrest 2 Nigerians for allegedly robbing ATMs

The two Nigerians allegedly used a skimmer machine and micro camera to steal pin numbers of ATM users.

The two Nigerians allegedly used a skimmer machine and micro camera to steal pin numbers of ATM users. (Allafrica)

According to an Indian news website, Mid-day, Ogunleye and Mawagi used a skimmer machine and micro camera to steal data from people’s ATM cards.

The duo allegedly transferred the data they gather to cloned cards which they in turn use to make withdrawals and go on shopping sprees.

The alleged fraudulent activities of the two Nigerians came to light after several complaints about the ATM of a particular bank in the country.

Following police investigations, the skimmer machine and the micro camera allegedly installed on the bank’s ATM by the two Nigerians were found.

It was reported that Samata Nagar Police started to watch over the ATM and on Sunday, May 12, 2019, police arrested a Nigerian national when he went to the ATM to take the skimmer machine and the micro camera.

Further investigations showed that Ogunleye, 34 came to Mumbai on a business visa while Mawagi, 37, had come into the country in order to undergo treatments, Mid-day reports.

This is not the first time, Nigerians would be reportedly arrested in India for fraudulent activities.

In November 2016, a Nigerian was arrested for allegedly scamming an Indian woman after pretending to be an American.

Indian Times reports that the Nigerian also posted fake photos of the purported Benson on his Facebook wall and after developing friendship with the woman, he moved in for the kill and duped her of a huge amount of money.

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