EFCC Intensifies Probe On Traveller With 849 ATM Cards

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, says it is intensifying probe to determine how a suspect, Yasir Salihu Abdullahi came by a total of 849 Automated Teller Machine ATM Cards of various Nigerian banks and the reason the cards were being shipped out of the country.

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While the commission is mum on the actual aspect of law the action contravenes, it is however suspicious of the move given the stricter cash policy in the country.

Abdullahi was arrested at the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport on Friday August 3, as he prepared to board an Egypt Air 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. The officers then alerted the EFCC’s office in Kano.

On arrival, operatives of the Commission discovered that he had: 490 Guaranty Trust Bank ATM cards, 287 cards of Access Bank, 49 cards of Eco Bank, 10 UBA cards, 6 ATM cards of Stanbic IBTC Bank, 4 ATM cards of Zenith Bank, one ATM card each of Sterling Bank, Standard Chartered Bank and First City Monument Bank.

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