EFCC arrests 3 persons over N806m ATM fraud

EFCC arrests 3 persons over N806m ATM fraud

Thursday, January 15, 2015 7:33 pm



The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday said it had arrested three suspected fraudsters over alleged N806million scam, while 40 others were still at large.

EFCC Spokesman, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, said the suspects were arrested on Wednesday in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

EFCC alleged that the trio were part of a syndicate arrested over alleged conspiracy, internet scam and stealing from one of the banks to the tune of N806.2million.

“The petitioner, who works in one of the new generation banks, alleged that a review of transactions involving the bank with Interswitch Nigeria Ltd revealed that the bank was not reimbursed for the transactions consummated on ATM terminals.

“He observed that while many of the transactions involved were failed transactions, the amounts involved were not reversed, and all the customers were seen to have withdrawn the cash amounting to the sum, on each day of the occasion it happened,” it added.

The statement said EFCC had confiscated some properties suspected to be proceeds from the crime from the suspects.

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