In Kwara State, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has apprehended Babatunde Adekunle, a fraudster accused of perpetrating a cunning scheme where he swapped the ATM card of an elderly man. Subsequently, Adekunle proceeded to withdraw a staggering N1.8 million from the victim’s bank account.
Commandant Umar Mohammed of the NSCDC revealed this development during a parade where six additional suspects were presented for their involvement in the theft of railway slippers.
According to Commandant Umar Mohammed, the 41-year-old suspect deceitfully exchanged his own ATM card with that of the elderly man at an ATM located in Ilorin, the capital city of Kwara State.
After successfully swapping the cards, Adekunle allegedly went on to withdraw N1.8 million from the victim’s account. Upon receiving the report, the NSCDC promptly launched an investigation, leading to the tracking and subsequent arrest of the suspect.
Alongside Babatunde Adekunle, the NSCDC also apprehended six other suspects who were found in possession of two trucks loaded with stolen railway slippers. The suspects, identified as Yunusa Bello (41), Sanni Taminu (35), Sanusi Lawal (25), Alhaji Makeri (33), Lukman Sanni (32), and Olabode Johnson (41), were arrested in Oloru, located in the Moro Local Government Area of Kwara State.
Commandant Umar Mohammed expressed his gratitude to the Kwara State government, traditional rulers, and residents for their unwavering support. He further reassured the public that the NSCDC would continue collaborating with other law enforcement agencies to ensure the safety of lives and property within the state.