Operatives of Zonal Monitoring Unit have arrested a syndicate of five persons comprising four males and one female who specialises in stealing and transferring funds from people’s account through their SIM Cards.

It started on 20 June, 2020 when one Daniel Asigbe (25) stole a Samsung X9 from a barber’s shop in Lekki area of Lagos. He removed the SIM card and gave it to Ikechukwu who fraudulently got the owner’s BVN and sent same to one Yele (currently at large) who later generated and gave Ikechukwu the account owner’s transfer PIN.

Ikechukwu then transferred Two Million, Three Hundred Thousand Naira (N2,300,000) from the account to the third accomplice’s (Seun Dairo) account. He also purchased Twenty Thousand Naira (N20,000:00) worth of airtime from the account.

Meanwhile, Seun had given his ATM card to one Frank Opara apparently for another deal.

Members of the public are hereby advised to quickly draw necessary attentions in case of loss of Mobile Phones or other valuable.

Investigation is in progress as suspects will be charged to court upon completion for prosecution.

-Dedeigbo Ayodeji

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