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.
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