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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Bank Driver Arrested With 19 ATM Cards And N652,000 Cash


The Lagos State Police Command has
arrested Dare Oladujoye, a driver with
Zenith Bank, for allegedly being in
possession of 19 Guaranty Trust Bank ATM
cards and the sum of N652, 000.

The suspect was using the cards to
withdraw money from an ATM at Ogba
branch of GTB on July 26, 2012, around 8:
pm. But for a security guard who raised the
alarm, he would have been successful with
his booty.

According to the Lagos State Commissioner
of Police, Mr. Umar Manko, the suspect had
withdrawn N652, 000 from the ATM by the
time he was arrested.

The suspect is claiming that: “I usually loan
people money and I’ve been doing it for
over a year. Whenever I loan people
money, I will collect their ATM cards and
their Personal Identification Numbers.
When they repay me, I return their cards to
them.
“However, if they don’t pay me back in
cash, I go to withdraw money from their
accounts through the ATM.”

When quizzed on where he got the money
which he lent people, he said he was into
various kinds of businesses.

He also said he had friends in the banking
sector who helped him with funds.
He said, “I am a very hard working person.

I joined Zenith Bank as a driver over three
years ago and in less than a year, I bought
a tricycle which I leased to another driver
that gives me returns on a regular basis.
“The following year, I bought two tricycles
bringing the total number to three. I make
N150, 000 monthly from the tricycles and
N60,000 from my salary. I also get credit
facilities through my connections in the
banking sector.

“On the day I was arrested, I went to
withdraw money on Thursday night with
some of the cards when a security guard
raised the alarm. I did not steal those cards.
I know the owners of the cards and I have
their numbers on my phone.”

Source: Punch Metro

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