The Niger State Police Command has paraded two notorious scammers who have defrauded many victims under the pretence of offering bank services. They are currently in police net for interrogation and prosecution.
In a statement, the Police Public Relations Officer, Niger State Command ASP Wasiu A. Abiodun, said, “Police Intelligence Operatives on Bank surveillance in Minna arrested one Victor Okebugwu ‘m’ aged 32yrs of Tungan-Goro Minna and James Amaonye ‘m’ aged 33yrs of Korokpa via Chanchaga Minna”.
According to Abiodun, they were noticed to be loitering within the premises of a Commercial Bank in Minna suspiciously. Investigations revealed that the suspects specialized in defrauding unsuspecting members of the public under the pretence of opening Bank accounts for people or to assist them in operating the ATM.
He stated that the following exhibits were recovered; 33 pieces of GT Bank ATM cards, 2 Access Bank ATM cards, 1 Zenith Bank ATM card, 7 pieces of MTN Sim cards, 9 pieces of 9mobile Sim cards, 8 pieces of Airtel Sim cards, 4 pieces of GT bank account opening forms, 19 pieces of Airtel and 9 mobile customer registration forms, 1 Tecno black phone, 1 Infinix S5 phone and 1 Motorcycle key.
ASP Abiodun revealed that during interrogation, the suspects claimed the cards were collected from their game betting customers to credit their account with proceeds from the games, and later, unlawfully withdraw their money. The case under is still under investigation.