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Niger State police arrest 2 suspects for stealing ATM cards


Niger State police arrest 2 suspects for stealing ATM cards


The police in Niger State have successfully captured Aver Wese (31) from Obudu, Cross River State, and Godwin Deor (30) from Ankpa, Kogi State, for their involvement in swapping ATM cards at bank ATM points.

The suspects were caught red-handed at the Old NEPA Roundabout in Suleja while attempting to swap an ATM card belonging to a female victim at a commercial bank’s ATM gallery.

Nine ATM cards were seized from the suspects at the time of arrest.

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According to DSP Wasiu Abiodun, spokesperson of the Niger State Police Command, the alert victim raised an alarm, causing the suspects to attempt to escape in a Toyota Corolla (Reg No: YAB 267 CW).

However, a police patrol team chased and intercepted the vehicle at the Old NEPA Roundabout, leading to the arrest of Wese and Deor. The driver, identified as David Therma, managed to escape, leaving behind the vehicle.

In their confession during interrogation, the suspects revealed that they originated from Lokoja and had met David in Zuba, Abuja, who had allegedly obtained the vehicle from an Uber driver in the capital.

The suspects claimed to be graduates of educational technology from Benue State University and admitted to engaging in illicit activities for the past five months.

They disclosed withdrawing approximately N170,000 from victims’ accounts in Nasarawa State and around N90,000 in Lokoja, Kogi State, prior to their unsuccessful attempt in Suleja.

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