A 22-year-old fraudster reportedly robs a retiree of her gratuity, uses the loot to buy a car and a motorcycle in Katsina.
22-year-old Aliyu Abdullahi is in police custody for allegedly defrauding an unsuspecting retiree of her gratuity, using her ATM card in Katsina State.
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The suspect, while confessing to the crime, said he used part of the stolen money to buy himself a car and a motorcycle while he squandered the rest. The serial ATM fraudster was said to have in the past been arrested and arraigned in court for the same offence but yet continued in the act unabated.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, SP. Isah Gambo, made the disclosure while parading the suspect before newsmen at the police command on Monday. According to him, “Based on a tip-off, the command succeeded in arresting one Aliyu Abdullahi, a serial ATM fraudster, who specializes in defrauding unsuspecting members of the public through ATM swap.
In the course of the investigation, the suspect confessed to having deceitfully swapped the ATM card of one Maryam Sale and withdrew all her lifetime savings, including her gratuity, the sum of one million, eight hundred and forty-six thousand naira (N1,846,000).
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The suspect, in the course of the investigation, confessed to committing the offence, saying that he bought one “Hennessy motor” at the rate of N500,000 and one motorcycle TVZ, at the rate of N323,000. However, the sum of one hundred and fifty thousand naira cash was recovered in his possession.”
Aliyu, who has now returned to police custody again, confessed to having deceitfully swapped the ATM card of one Maryam Sale, of Sharar Pipes in Katsina metropolis, withdrawing her gratuity and lifetime savings, amounting to the sum of one million, eight hundred and forty-six thousand naira (N1,846,000).
Read Aliyu’s confession below;
“I was at the ATM to make a withdrawal when she came in Keke Ne
APEP and asked me to help her withdraw N10,000 from her account using her ATM. Before withdrawing the money, I checked her account balance and saw that there was good money inside. Immediately I withdrew the money for her, I swapped her ATM card with mine. After she left, I proceeded to a POS and started withdrawing the money. It took me three days to clear the money in the account completely.”
When interrogated on the whereabouts of the money, the fraudster said;
“I bought a car, Accord for N500,000 and a brand new motorcycle for N350,000 from it and I spent the rest on other frivolities.”
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