A three-man Automated Teller Machine, ATM, fraud syndicate operating within Enugu city have been apprehended by the Police Command in Enugu State.
According to News Agency of Nigeria, Ebere Amaraizu, spokesman for the Enugu Police command, said police operatives recovered 30 ATM cards belonging to different individuals from the syndicate.
Amaraizu gave the suspects’ names as Chinweuba Ogodo, a tricycle operator in the city, who is from Ezza in Ebonyi; Okechukwu Nwoke, a bus driver from Ahiazu Mbaise, Imo; and Sopuruchi Emmanuel from Alayi Bende, Abia.
The police spokesperson stated that the suspects are all resident in Enugu.
He said the syndicate was smashed by the command’s Anti Cultism Squad who acted on a well-coordinated intelligence information.
On how the syndicate was finally nabbed, Amaraizu said:“They will pick the real ATM cards and also spy on the pin code of the genuine customers’ cards.
“They use this trick to wreck havoc on the affected victims and hereby withdrawing all the customers’ deposit in a matter of some hours," he said.
The police spokesman advised members of the public to be vigilant, security conscious and wary of those that would try to offer them help at any ATM machine.