A fraudster named Obinna Okafor was detained by the Enugu State Police Command with stolen Automated Teller Machine (ATM) cards recovered from his possession.
The fraudster is reported to be infamous for ATM fraud and operates in banks within the Enugu metropolis.
Media agencies report that 12 ATM cards of different banks and individuals were recovered from the suspect who is a resident at Cater Street in Ogui axis of Enugu metropolis.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Ebere Amaraizu, said the suspect was caught red-handed on Wednesday by police operatives of the New Haven Division.
“The victim alleged a fraudulent and smart exchange of her ATM card with a fake one by the suspect.
“After securing the pin number of the card, he attempted to escape, but the victim raised an alarm, which attracted the attention of police operatives on duty.
“The officers moved in swiftly and arrested the suspect,’’ he said.
He also told the media that the suspect is fully in cooperation with the police in order to resolve the case.
He advised the general public to be very security-conscious by jealously guarding their properties while avoiding their ATM PINs in public where strangers may eavesdrop.
The police spokesman advised the public to be watchful and avoid situations whereby they would be tricked into revealing their ATM pin numbers, especially to strangers.
“The command is, hereby, using this opportunity to appeal to the public to be security conscious,’’ he said.