- The EFCC has arrested three suspects while attempting to smuggle 1,144 Automated Teller Machine (ATM) cards out of the country
- The suspects Abdullahi Usman, Musa Abubakar and Abdulwahid Auwalu were nabbed at the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport
- Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC spokesperson confirmed their arrest saying they apprehended between November 24 and December 1
Abdullahi Usman, Musa Abubakar and Abdulwahid Auwalu have been arrested by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Kano state.
Leadership reports that the three suspects were nabbed at the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport (MAKIA) while attempting to smuggle 1,144 Automated Teller Machine (ATM) cards out of the country.
Wilson Uwujaren, the spokesperson for the anti-graft agency said the suspects were arrested between November 24 and December 1.
P.M News also confirming the incident noted that Abubakar who was on his way to Dubai, UAE, had concealed 714 ATM cards.
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Usman was heading to Saudi Arabia with 298 ATM cards in his possession while Auwalu on the other hand, was arrested with 132 ATM cards while trying to board a flight to Istanbul, Turkey.
EFCC arrests man for $200,000 Bitcoin fraud in Lagos, links him to Obi Cubana's company
Legit.ng previously reported that the commission arrested one Precious Ofure Omonkhoa for an alleged bitcoin investment scam.
A statement on the anti-graft agency's website on Friday, November 12, indicates that Omonkhoa was arrested on Monday, November 8 in the Ikoyi area of Lagos, following credible intelligence received about his illegal activities.
The arrested suspect allegedly posed as Moshem Cnich, a Swedish national, to defraud unsuspecting victims of their hard- earned money by claiming that he runs a bitcoin scheme, where people invest money to make huge returns.
EFCC declares 4 Nigerians wanted, shares pictures of suspects for nationwide identification
The agency on its official Facebook page on Monday, November 22, declared the wanted suspects as Akpodemaye Ikolo, Donald Olorunkoyede, Owootomo Tomilola Sunday, and Okuafiaka Bright Onyebuchi.
EFCC stated that the suspects are being investigated for offences bordering on fraud. The commission asked anybody with useful information about the wanted men’s whereabouts to contact any of its offices across the nation.