A cash switch fraudster, one Ikechuckwu Sunday Onovo whose inventory in commerce is to steal individuals’s ATM playing cards after which clear all monies of their accounts has been apprehended by the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee, (EFCC), Makurdi Zonal workplace.
Sunday Solar gathered that the 32-year-old Onovo, an indigene of Nkanu-West Native Authorities of Enugu State, however resides in Makurdi was nabbed at one of many new technology banks in Otukpo, Benue State.
His modus oparandi, in accordance with the EFCC’s Head, Public Affairs Unit within the zone, Mrs Nwanyinma Okeanu, included going to Benue State College (BSU) gate to report back to the safety on the pretense that he misplaced his ATM card.
Stated Okeanu: “The unsuspecting safety males would then hand over the pack of misplaced however discovered ATM playing cards of scholars to him to test if his personal was amongst. And he would steal a few of the playing cards.
“With the stolen playing cards, Onovo would cling round ATM factors to supply assist to individuals who have issues working the machine and within the course of, intentionally offers his sufferer his stolen card and takes his or her personal. He would later return to withdraw all his sufferer’s cash.”
Okeanu revealed that in interrogation, the suspect disclosed that he had made greater than N1million by means of the fraud including that there have been so many different younger males within the crime, who’re working in numerous places within the nation.
Based on her: “On the level of his arrest, the EFCC recovered two ATM playing cards (Diamond and FCMB), N15,000, ring, necklace and bracelets from him,” stressing that the suspect who was nonetheless within the custody of the EFCC would quickly be charged to court docket.