In Katsina, a man was detained for defrauding an elderly woman of her gratuities.

Aliyu Abdullahi, a 22-year-old guy from Kasuwar Mata street in Funtua Local Government Area of Katsina State, has been arrested for scamming an unsuspecting old woman of her gratuities using her ATM card and then buying a car and motorcycle with the money.


Aliyu, who has been described as an unrepentant ATM fraudster who specializes in scamming unsuspecting members of the public by swapping their ATM cards, stated he was once imprisoned but was bailed out after a month in prison by my lawyer.

Aliyu confessed to defrauding Maryam Sale of Sharar Pipes in Katsina city by swapping her ATM card and withdrawing her gratuity and life savings of one million, eight hundred and forty-six thousand naira (N1,846,000).

“I was at the ATM to make a withdrawal when she came in Keke NAPEP and asked me to help her withdraw N10,000 from her account using her ATM. Before withdrawing the money, I checked her account balance and saw that there was good money inside. Immediately I withdrew the money for her, I swapped her ATM card with mine. After she left, I proceeded to a POS and started withdrawing the money. It took me three days to clear the money in the account completely.”


When questioned about the money’s whereabouts, the con artist stated:


“I bought a car, Accord for N500,000 and a brand new motorcycle for N350,000 from it and I spent the rest on other frivolities.”


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