Police arrest 2 for alleged ATM card swap, theft

THE Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba Alkali, on Thursday, presented over N22 million to families of police officers who lost their lives in the line of duty, in Nasarawa State.

The Police in Jigawa have arrested two suspects for alleged Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) card swap and theft of N58,000.

SP Lawan Shiisu, the command’s Public Relations Officer, confirmed the arrest in a statement in Dutse on Thursday.

Shiisu said the suspects were arrested after Bashir Haruna and Isah Adamu of Birninkudu and Gwaram towns reported to the police that one of the suspects allegedly swapped their ATM cards and stole the sum of N50,000 and N8,000 from their respective accounts.

“On Oct. 6, at about 2:30 p.m., the following persons; Bashir Haruna of Birnin Kudu Local Government Area (LGA) and Isah Adamu of Gwaram LGA, jointly lodged a direct complaint that on the same date at about 1 a.m., they went to a bank in Dutse metropolis to withdraw money through ATM.