Two suspects were detained by police from the Suleja Area Command in Niger State after they allegedly tried to exchange a female victim’s Automated Teller Machine (ATM) card at the local business bank.
The victim raised the alarm when she realized the suspects were attempting to swap her ATM card, but they quickly fled, according to Wasiu Abiodun, a state police public relations officer.
After that, the police patrol team pursued the car and was stopped at Suleja Town’s historic NEPA roundabout. Aver Wase and Godwin Deor, the suspects, were detained while the driver, identified as David Therma, fled the vehicle.
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The suspects admitted to leaving Lokoja for Zuba in Abuja and running into Therma, who was allegedly responsible for stealing the car from the driver of a ride-hailing service there, according to the police spokesman.
The suspects asserted that they had been engaging in such nefarious activities for the previous five months and were Benue State University graduates of educational technology.
According to reports, they admitted to taking about N170, 000 out of other victims’ accounts in Nasarawa State, of which N90,000 were taken out using victim cards in Lokoja.
They were cited as saying that the attempt in Suleja was unsuccessful.
A Toyota Corolla with the registration number YAB-267 CW, nine ATM cards, one POS machine, and a flash drive were among the items recovered from the suspects.
Source: Channels TV