The Police Command in Enugu State has arrested a notorious suspected Automated Teller Machine (ATM) fraudster operating within Enugu and its environs.

The suspect, who gave his name as Augustine Nwoko of No. 34 Carta Street, Ogui, Enugu, said his alleged nefarious activities was deceiving his unsuspecting victims.

On interrogation, Nwoko said that he belonged to a syndicate which specialised in staying around ATMs and pretending to be assisting users on how to operate the ATM.

They defraud people who usually come to make ATM withdrawal by way of offering to assist them to make successful withdrawal.

Before you know it, your pin number is tapped, and they will quickly return an ATM card which may appear like that of a customer’s own.

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Subsequently, money will start disappearing from their victims’ accounts as the entire money will be siphoned.

The Enugu police command’s spokesman, SP Ebere Amaraizu, said the suspect was nabbed at one of the ATM points of one of the new generation banks at Rangers Avenue in Enugu with six different ATM cards belonging to different victims.

He said that the feat was achieved by the New Haven Police Division in Enugu following directive issued by the Commissioner of Police, Mr Mohammed Danmallam, based on intelligence information gathered.

The spokesman advised members of the public to be wary of the activities of these mischief makers who might be at any ATM point pretending to be rendering assistance.


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