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Man Found in Possession of 870 ATM Cards Arrested in Kano




Yahya Saifullahi

A man named Yahya Saifullahi, was arrested by immigration officers at Malam Aminu Kano International Airport  after being found in possession of 870 ATM cards and two bank internet tokens.

Saifullahi, 29, was arrested while in the process of boarding Ethiopia Airways’ Flight No ET 940  with Passport No. A06694052. He was on his way to Dubai, Vanguard reports.

A member of the presidential task force on money laundering and illegal movement of foreign currency, Tukur Ibrahim, told newsmen that Saifullahi was arrested after he was singled out for additional security screening.

“The suspect lost his composure and psychological make up at that moment and on frisking a total of 870 ATM cards were found on him,” Ibrahim said. 

The suspect concealed the ATM cards under his groin. Cards from banks including Ecobank, GT Bank, Access Bank, Sterling, Keystone, UBA, Skye, First Bank, Standard Chartered, Heritage, STANBIC IBTC, Unity, and more were found in his possession.

The suspect has been handed over to the EFCC for further investigation and prosecution.

Photo Credit: Vanguard


  1. funmi

    December 23, 2015 at 11:52 am


  2. Jane

    December 23, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    The guy has entered one chance, they should have let him go sef. he was even headed to UAE, where the limit is $250 a week and some other banks have silently discontinued the use of naira denominated cards in the United Arab Emirates. He would have been so dissapointed. shior!

    Very unwise someone, while the CBN is trying to discourage round tripping, these ones are doing it full blown, and you can be sure that most of the cards are not his.. oh well goodluck with him and his EFCC cell.

    • ATL's finest

      December 23, 2015 at 3:30 pm

      Lol @ where the limit is $250 chai it is getting worse smh & of course, U know all those cards isn’t his.

  3. Surely but surely.

    December 23, 2015 at 4:00 pm

    “One Day for the owner” has finally come.

  4. AdaAda

    December 23, 2015 at 9:50 pm

    Perhaps he thought to also make Agbada out of them?

    • i no send

      December 24, 2015 at 2:09 pm


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