Fraudsters arrested preparing to leave Nigeria

From EMEKA OKONKWO
ABUJA, (CAJ News) – NIGERIAN anti-corruption agencies have intensified investigations after a suspect was arrested with a total of 849 automated teller machine cards (ATM) belonging to various banks.
The suspect, Yasir Salihu Abdullahi, was arrested last Friday at the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport northwest of the country as he prepared to board an Egypt Air flight heading for Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
He was intercepted after a scan of his luggage by officers of the Nigeria Customs Service revealed the suspicious items.
Meanwhile, a suspected Chinese fraudster Ma Yongbin, feigning to be a Nigerian- Suleiman Yunusa- has been arrested at the same airport as he
attempted to ship out the local Naira currency aboard Egypt Air to China.
He was arrested at the Baggage checking point where he was found to have in his possession the sum of N305 000 (US$850) in N5 denomination.
Wilson Uwujaren, spokesperson of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), said the two suspects have made useful statements.
“They have also been granted administrative bail while investigations
continue,” he said.
– CAJ News

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