Two Nigerians Arrested For ATM Fraud In India - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE



Saturday, May 1, 2021

Two Nigerians Arrested For ATM Fraud In India

The Daily Crucible

The police in India have arrested two Nigerians - Nnam Gabriel Chukwuebuka and Bashir, alias Lucas William, alias Omoike, for cloning ATM cards and allegedly using same to make withdrawal from victim's account.

The Indian Police in a sting operation, apprehended the two Nigerians after a man complained of having lost ₹1 lakh from his account without him conducting any bank transaction.

It was learnt that the two Nigerian nationals have been remanded in the custody of Pune police's cyber-crime cell on Friday in respect of the alleged cloning of ATM cards.

According to the police, the unauthorized transactions were done on three consecutive days at the same ATM in Kasarwadi, each between 6am and 8 am.

The two accused - Nnam Gabriel Chukwuebuka, who lives in Aundh, and was arrested on Thursday; while the other, Bashir, alias Lucas William, alias Omoike Godson, was arrested on Friday in an Oyo facility in Rahatani,  where he was staying.

The police set a trap at the ATM on Thursday at 5:30 am and arrested Chukwuebuka, reports.

After his arrest, Godson was found to have been earlier arrested by Pune cyber-crime cell in another case of card cloning. He is out on bail in that case.

The police have recovered four ATM cards from Chukwuebuka while they recovered ten cards from Godson's residence. The police claim to have found a card reader, a software CD, and adhesive tapes in two colours along with the cards.

Sahara Reporters also report it that the two have been arrested in a case registered under Sections 419, 420, 465, 467, 471, and 34 of the Indian Penal Code along with Sections 66(c) and 66(d) of the Information Technology Act at the cyber-police station.

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