Mina Police department has announced the arrest of eight suspects for theft, bank fraud and attempted kidnapping in different parts of the state.
The command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammadu Abubakar, disclosed this in a statement on Monday in Minna, made available to the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN.
He said the Niger police command received information from one Mr Adekola Akeem of New Busa in Borgu Local Government area that one Samuel Alias Samsung of no fixed address claimed to be Mr Adefemi Johnson, a customer care representative of First Bank of Nigeria PLC.
He said Samuel told Akeem that his account has been blocked that he should send his ATM Pin and other account details for verification which Akeem did without hesitation.
”Thereafter, the sum of six million, one hundred and sixty seven thousand naira (N6.167m) was debited from his UBA and First Bank accounts.
“During investigation, one Onyenaturuchi Anthony and Micheal Kalu of No.9 Ukegbu Street Ugbo Hill Aba, Abia State were also arrested and confessed to the crime,” Abubakar said.
He said that the suspects would soon be charged to court after investigation.
The Niger police command advised residents to stop disclosing their account details to anybody through phone calls but rather visit their banks for complaints/enquiries.
The command operatives also arrested another four-man gang, which specialises in the theft of Keke Napep.