The police authorities in Edo State have arrested a 29-year-old ATM thief, Adetunji Adesina after he collected N678,000 from Ehitomwan Aghama, his latest victim.
The ATM thief was found to be in possession of 10 ATM cards of different banks. Also, he disclosed that he met Aghama at the ATM point of one of the new generation banks in Sapele Road, Benin.
Adetunji said that he did as if he wanted to collect some money and distracted Aghama by dropping his phone on the floor.
He spoke further;
“My name is Adetunji Adesina, I am from Oshogbi in Osun State, I met Aghama at the ATM machine of the bank (name withheld) in Sapele Road, I behaved as if to say I wanted to use the ATM machine, then deliberately dropped my phone on the ground, in pity he wanted to help me with the phone.
“I punched the cardless button on the ATM machine. He was, unaware that I pressed the cardless button, so he thought his card was stuck in the machine and went to seek help from bank workers. At that point, I removed it from the cardless transaction and removed his ATM card.
“I got his ATM pin number when I was pretending to help him, I later withdrew 678,000.00 from his account, using the ATM, and POS (Point of Sales) before I was arrested by the Police.”
Aghama said he was surprised when he received an alert of N20,000 from his card that had stuck in the machine when he went to make complaints.. he also disclosed that N600,000 paid into his account by his brother abroad was also withdrawn by the thief.
He was, however, called by the police after the suspect was arrested during a night patrol.
Perm-Sec Abducted By Gunmen In Nassarawa State
Jibrin Giza, the Perm-Sec in the Ministry of Works in Nassarawa State has been abducted by unidentified gunmen in the early hours of Sunday 16th February.
Bola Longe, the Nassarawa State police Commissioner confirmed this while speaking to newsmen in Lafia. He said the gunmen attacked his residence at Shabu, a suburb of Lafia around 12:40 am and took him to an unknown destination.
There has not been any form of contact from his abductors. However, the Nassarawa police commissioner said the DPO in the area had mobilized his officers to trail the abductors and save the victim.
Man Jumps Into Lagoon From Third Mainland Bridge Lagos
A man, 22, jumped into the lagoon from the third mainland bridge yesterday. The man identified as Daibo Toju Davies resides at 17, Sosanya street, Gbagada.
A report said that he had engaged the services of an Uber taxi from a hospital before the occurrence. He allegedly stopped the Uber on the bridge pretending to be having a running stomach before plunging into the lagoon.
Lagos State Emergency Management Agency public affairs officer, Nosa Okunbor said they are making efforts to rescue the man.
“He should be in his mid-twenties. He ordered a car-hailing service from Gbagada to the Island. He deceived the UBER driver that he had a running stomach after which he jumped into the lagoon.
“As I speak with you, the marine unit of the Lagos central zone has been searching for the victim since 11:30 am, but we have not found the body.”
Two luggage with his personal effects and affidavit were discovered on him.
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Police Van Picks Passengers In Lagos
Police van has allegedly been used for commercial purposes in Lagos. This is due to the ban on commercial motorcycle and tricycle popularly known as Okada and Keke Napep in some parts of Lagos.
This is captured by a Twitter user @caren_diala who captured the moment Lagosian rushed to get a seating space in a police van.
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