Fraudster swaps old man’s ATM card, withdraws N1.8m from victim’s account


The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Kwara State caught a fraudster named Babatunde Adekunle for allegedly exchanging an old man’s ATM card and taking N1.8 million from the victim’s bank account.

Umar Mohammed, the state Commandant of the NSCDC, announced the arrest at a parade in which six other suspects were also brought for their role in the theft of railway shoes.

According to Commandant Umar Mohammed, the 41-year-old suspect substituted his own ATM card for the old man’s at an ATM location in Ilorin, the capital city of Kwara State.

After successfully swapping the cards, Adekunle allegedly proceeded to withdraw N1.8 million from the victim’s account.

Upon receiving the report, the NSCDC initiated an investigation, leading to the tracking and subsequent arrest of the suspect.

In addition to the arrest of Babatunde Adekunle, the NSCDC also apprehended six other suspects in possession of two trucks loaded with stolen railway slippers.

The suspects were identified as Yunusa Bello (41), Sanni Taminu (35), Sanusi Lawal (25), Alhaji Makeri (33), Lukman Sanni (32), and Olabode Johnson (41).

The arrests were made in Oloru, situated in the Moro Local Government Area of Kwara State.

Commandant Umar Mohammed thanked the administration of Kwara State, traditional rulers, and communities for their constant support.

He also promised the public that the NSCDC will continue to work with other law enforcement agencies to protect people and property in the state.