The Makurdi Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has arrested one Ikechukwu Sunday Onovo, a suspected transfer fraudster at one of the generation banks in Otukpo, Benue State.
Concise News understands that the commission in a statement disclosed that the suspect is an indigene of Nkanu-West Local Government of Enugu State, but resides in Makurdi.
The statement read: “Onovo’s method includes going to Benue State University Gate to report to the security that he lost his ATM card.
“The unwary security men would then hand over the pack of lost but found ATM cards of students to him to check if his own was among. And he would steal some of the cards.
“With the stolen cards, Onovo would hang around ATM points to offer help to people who have problems operating the machine and in the process, deliberately gives his victim his stolen card and takes his or her own.
“He will later go back to withdraw all his victim’s money.”
The 32 years-old Onovo, who revealed that he has made over N1million through the fraud.
He alleged that there were so many other young men in the crime, who are operating in different parts of the country.
After his arrest, the EFCC recovered two ATM cards, N15,000, ring, necklace and bracelets from him.
Meanwhile, the EFCC said that he will soon be charged to court.