Fraudster swaps old man’s ATM card, withdraws N1.8m in Kwara – NSCDC

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in Kwara State Command has confirmed the arrest of a fraudster, Babatunde Adekunle, for swapping the Automated Teller Machine card of an old man and using the card to withdraw N1.8m from the man’s account.

The state Commandant of the NSCDC, Umar Mohammed, paraded Adekunle alongside six other suspects nabbed with two trucks loaded with railway slippers at Oloru in the Moro Local Government Area of the state.

Mohammed said Babatunde Adekunle, 41, was alleged to have fraudulently swapped his ATM card with that of an old man at one of the ATM points in a bank in Ilorin.

“Having swapped the card, he allegedly withdrew N1.8m from the account. The case was reported and the commandant mandated the tracking unit to arrest him,” he said.

On the nabbed two trucks loaded with railway slippers, Mohammed identified the suspects as Yunusa Bello, 41, Sanni Taminu, 35, Sanusi Lawal, 25, Alhaji Makeri,33, Lukman Sanni, 32, and Olabode Johnson, 41.

Umar appreciated the state government, the traditional rulers and the good people of the state for their support.

He assured the public that the command would continue to work with other sister agencies so as to ensure the safety of the lives and property of residents in the state.