Tuesday, 8 August 2017


Card theft and fraud seems to be on the rise especially from Nigerian outside the country
The EFCC has arrested a man on whom was found a whopping 849 bank cards as he tried to board a flight to Dubai

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested a Dubai-bound Nigerian, Yasir Salihu Abdullahi who had in his bag, 849 Automated Teller Machine cards of various Nigerian banks.

The EFCC have begun interrogating the man to find out how he came about the cards and the reason he was taking them out of the country.

Abdullahi was arrested at the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport on Friday, August 3, as he prepared to board an Egypt Air flight heading for Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

He was intercepted after a scan of his luggage by officers of the Nigeria Customs Service revealed the suspicious items after which the EFCC’s office in Kano was contacted.

Operatives of the Commission discovered that the suspect had 490 Guaranty Trust Bank cards, 287 Access Bank cards, 49 Eco Bank cards, 10 UBA cards and six Stanbic IBTC Bank cards.

He also had on him 4 Zenith Bank ATM cards and one each of Sterling Bank, Standard Chartered Bank and First City Monument Bank.

Where did he get all those cards from?!

Recall that Nigerian artiste Dammy Krane was recently arrested for the same kind of offenses and a couple more followed including Singer, Saucekid. While Saucekid was sentenced to two years in jail after pleading guilty, Dammy Krane has been released on bail and would take his stand in the docks to defend his actions.

The EFCC did not state whether all the cards were issued in the suspect’s name however, he been granted administrative bail while investigations continue.

Our generation is in a lot of hurry to become like Hushpuppi. Too much in a hurry.

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