Police operatives arrest Gaddafi with 22 ATM cards of commercial banks
The Kano State police command has arrested one Gaddafi Jibrin, a 33-year-old man of Tudun Maliki Quarters, Zoo Road Kano, with 22 different ATM cards he uses to do swapping at ATM points and withdraw money from his victims’ accounts.
The suspect was arrested in possession of 22 ATM cards from different banks.
The state Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO) SP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa said that on 20/03/2022 at about 2340hrs, a team of Operation Puff Adder led by CSP Mustapha S. Ahmadu while on intelligence-led patrol along IBB Way by Bata Kano, intercepted one Gaddafi Jibrin, ‘m’, aged 33 years old, of Tudun Maliki Quarters, Zoo Road Kano.
He disclosed that during an on-the-spot search, he was found in possession of 22 ATM cards from different banks.
According to him, after his arrest, one Kabiru Ado, ‘m’, complained that the suspect and his two gang members approached him while seeking assistance to operate an ATM, deceitfully collected and changed his ATM cards, while his accomplices fled with his Stanbic IBTC Bank ATM card.
The PPRO further disclosed that on investigation, the suspect confessed to the crime.
He further confessed that they normally use a 206 Peugeot vehicle to visit ATM points within Kano Metropolis and that his syndicate members specialized in swapping ATM cards by intimidating customers at ATM points, disguising under the pretext of assisting them to operate the machine.
He added that they have ATM cards from almost all the banks, making it easy for them to swap the ATMs. He claimed to have withdrawn money from many people’s accounts after swapping their ATM cards
The Commissioner of Police, Kano State Command, CP Sama’ila Shu’aibu Dikko, ordered for discreet investigation, and arrest of escaped accomplices
He strongly warned that criminals will have no hiding place in Kano State, and advised them to either repent or leave the state completely.