Kano state police command has arrested a notorious female fraudster, Osasi Chinozom Juliet, 24, who specializes in defrauding people at ATM points in the metropolitan areas of the state.
The suspect, who was arrested in possession of 17 ATM cards of different banks, confessed to the crime.
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According to her, she has ATM cards from almost all the banks in Kano, making it easy for her to swap the ATMs, confessing that she has withdrawn money from many people’s accounts after swapping their ATM cards.
Confirming the arrest, Public Relations Officer of the Command, SP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, said the suspect was on their wanted list for fraud-related cases and she was arrested while they were on surveillance patrol.
“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 Osasi Chinozom Juliet, of Enugu Road, Sabon Gari Kano.
“After her arrest, one Yusuf Tijjani, ‘m’, complained that, on 17/03/2022, the suspect approached him while seeking assistance to operate an ATM, deceitfully collected, and changed his ATM card, and withdrew the sum of N15,000:00 from his account.
“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 PPRO said.