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EFCC arrests suspected fraudsters at Kano Airport with 1,144 ATM cards

The Kano Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested three suspects at the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport while attempting to smuggle 1,144 Automated Teller Machine cards out of the country.

The suspects: Abdullahi Usman, Musa Abubakar and Abdulwahid Auwalu, were arrested between November 24 and December 1, 2021.

Upon their arrest, it was discovered that Abubakar who was on his way to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, had concealed 714 ATM cards while Usman who was heading to Saudi Arabia had 298 ATM cards in his possession.

A statement on Friday by the EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, titled, ‘EFCC arrests three suspects with 1,144 ATM cards at Kano airport,’ stated, “Abdulwahid, on the other hand, was arrested with 132 ATM cards while trying to board an Ethiopian Airlines flight to Istanbul, Turkey.

“The suspects will be charged to court as soon as the investigation is concluded.”

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