24-year-old Osasi Chinozom Juliet has been arrested by the Kano State Police Command for allegedly swapping people’s ATM cards while posing as bank staff to assist customers who’re trying to use the ATM
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Her arrest was disclosed by the state police spokesman, SP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, who disclosed this in a statement on Monday April 4, adding that 17 ATM cards of different banks were found on the suspect at the point of her arrest.
“On 18/03/2022 at about 1730hrs, a team of Operation Puff Adder led by SP Daniel Itse Amah, Divisional Police Officer, Nassarawa Division while on surveillance patrol along Murtala Mohammed Way intercepted one Osasi Chinozom Juliet, ‘f’, 24 years old, of Enugu Road, Sabon Gari Kano,” Kiyawa stated.
“The suspect has been on the wanted list of the command for fraud-related cases. On spot search, she was found in possession of 17 ATM cards from different banks.
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“On investigation, she confessed to the crime. She further confessed that she specialized in swapping ATM cards by claiming to be a staff of the bank where she met customers to assist them to operate the machine,”
“She has ATM cards from almost all the banks in Kano, making it easy for her to swap the ATMs. He claimed to have withdrawn money from many people’s accounts after swapping their ATM cards,”
“Discreet investigation revealed that the suspect deceived, swapped the ATM cards of many victims, and withdrew money from their bank accounts. She has been charged to court for prosecution,” the statement read.