ATM fraud: Heads to roll in NCS

Posted by Gbenga Omokhunu, Abuja | 22 September 2019 | 1,462 times

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Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS) has vowed to dismiss its officer who was arrested alongside others by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over alleged Automated Teller Machines (ATM), Fraud, if found wanting.

Operatives of the Kaduna Zonal Office of the EFCC according to a statement issued last Wednesday by its spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren arrested six fraudsters who specialise in defrauding innocent Nigerians by using bank details obtained through SIM swaps and Automated Teller Machines (ATM).

NCS spokesman, Francis Enobore said: “As it is now, it is an arrest that has just been made. Investigations I believe have not been concluded to ascertain if they are guilty or not. If it is found that there is merit in the allegations and found guilty of course there is a provision in the public service rules of actions that could be taken.

“And that is a purely criminal offence and so it will be treated as such. But I do not want to jump the gun. Let’s wait for the outcome of the investigation. If they are guilty they will be shown out of the service. The Controller General (CG), Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS), Ahmed Ja’afaru, has zero tolerance for corruption.”

The suspects include Urulo Ikenna Henry, an Inspector with the Enugu Command of Nigerian Correctional Service. Others are Ugonna Nelson Owete, Ugonna Samuel Okafor Obinna, Chigbo Paschal Chidiebere, Oha Chukwujekwu Kingsley, Ahamefula  Francis  Izuchukwu.

Items recovered from Urulo Ikenna Henry included a Toyota Camry, documents of 2 plots of land, 2 Nigeria Housing Fund Passbook (one belonging to him and the other bearing Ani Wilfred Ochechukwu), 17 ATM cards of different banks bearing different names, 2 Nigerian Correctional Service Identity Cards, 2 smart phones and 2 Nokia phones, 1 NHIS card, 1 voter card, 26 Starter Packs and 15 SIM cards of various networks. Two sachets of Cannabis Sativa, 8 ATM cards bearing different names and banks, 6 Starter Packs, and 4 SIM cards of various networks, one empty ECOWAS Passport, 1 NDA ID card and a voter card were also recovered from Francis Izuchukwu. (The Nation)


Source: News Express

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