Three middle-aged men have been apprehended in Kano State for allegedly possessing multiple Automated Teller Machine (ATM) cards belonging to other individuals.
According to News About Nigeria, the Nigeria Police Force in Kano confirmed the arrests, stating that the suspects were found in possession of 36 ATM cards from various banks.
According to the spokesperson for the police command, DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, the arrests were made after a resident of Kofar Ruwa Quarters reported that her ATM card had been deceitfully swapped by unknown individuals at a bank on Murtala Muhammed Way in Kano.
Upon receiving the report, a team of detectives immediately launched an investigation, leading to the arrest of the three suspects.
The individuals apprehended have been identified as Mu’azzam Sabo, aged 25 and a resident of Yakasai Quarters in Kano; Auwal Nasiru, aged 27 and a resident of Tudun Maliki Quarters in Kano; and Auwal Sueiman, aged 25 and a resident of Medile Hamdala Quarters in Kano.
The police spokesperson stated that the case is currently under investigation to gather further evidence and uncover any potential accomplices or criminal networks involved in the fraudulent activities.
In a separate incident, an Inspector of the Nigeria Police Force serving with the Lagos State Command, Samuel Ukpabio, has been dismissed from the force on allegations of baby theft.
The dismissal of Ukpabio was confirmed by the command’s spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin.
Following investigations into the matter, it was recommended that Ukpabio be dismissed from the force, a decision that was subsequently approved.
“The recommendation for the dismissal of Inspector Samuel Ukpabio has been approved.
“This automatically paves way for his prosecution.
“The State Commissioner of Police, CP Idowu Owohunwa, assures Lagosians of his unwavering determination to police the state within the dictates of rule of law, civility and respect for human life,” Hundeyin noted via his Twitter handle.