EFFC arrests man with 576 ATM cards in Kano


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it has arrested another suspect at the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport, with 576 ATM cards.

The commission, in a statement today by its spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, said the fresh arrest came barely two hours after securing the conviction of three suspects arrested with 1 thousand 144 ATM cards at the same airport.

Uwujaren said the suspect, Khalil Bashir Lawal, was intercepted yesterday by operatives of the commission in collaboration with Nigeria Aviation Security and the Nigeria Customs Service under the aegis of Special Task Force on Money Laundering.

Upon his arrest, it was discovered that Lawal, who was travelling to Uganda with Ethiopian Airline, had concealed 576 ATM cards bearing different names and banks in his luggage.

The EFCC statement said the suspect will be charged to court as soon as the investigation is concluded.