Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Sokoto Zonal Office, yesterday May 7th, apprehended an alleged serial cash transfer fraudster identified as Bashar Umar Abdullahi, (a.k.a Abdu Abdullahi and Bashir Abdullahi) who defrauded some unsuspecting victims of the sum of N151,000.00 (One Hundred and Fifty One Thousand Naira) by leading them astray at ATM pay points.
A statement which was released from the antigraft agency stated that one of the petitioners identified as Tukur Aliyu Achida, alleged that on March 16, 2019 he went to Zenith Bank ATM point along Abdullahi Fodio Road Sokoto to withdraw money from his personal account.
When he got there, the suspect whom he requested for his assistance to assist him withdraw money from the ATM.
Tukur Aliyu Achida then alleged that on reaching his home, he realised that Abdullahi had transferred the sum of N20, 000.00 (Twenty Thousand Naira) out of his Zenith Bank account to his own account.
Meanwhile, during the course of the investigation into this matter, two other complaints were received by the EFCC against the same suspect, Abdullahi.
Abdullahi, the suspect, who has confessed to committing the crimes, stated that his modus operandi was to loiter around ATM points, in search for people who do not know how to operate the machine, whom he will offer to help and in the process, fraudulently transfer their money into his own account.
However, the suspect is presently in the custody of the EFCC and would soon be charged to court once investigations are concluded.