The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command has arrested a 36-year-old girl, Bunmi Samuel, who emptied her victims' financial institution accounts via stolen SIM playing cards extracted from stolen telephones.
Naija Information understands that Samuel, a mom of two, operates along with her boyfriend, who's an knowledgeable at snatching GSM Telephones from harmless commuters.
Explaining how she extracts cash from her sufferer, the FCT Commissioner of Police, CP Haruna Garba, disclosed that the suspect and her boyfriend who was additionally arrested, will steal telephones from unsuspecting folks and she or he would hack SIM playing cards from the stolen telephones to empty cash from financial institution accounts concerted to the sims.
Whereas parading the suspect, alongside along with her boyfriend, and others, on the command headquarters on Thursday, the FCT police boss famous that “After snatching telephones, he removes the SIM playing cards and sells the cellphone then palms over the SIM playing cards to his girlfriend, Bunmi Samuel.
“The girlfriend, on her half, makes withdrawals of all monies from the accounts which are linked to the SIM playing cards.
“The police operatives have thus far recovered 76 SIM playing cards, two Opay ATM playing cards and a golden wristwatch from the suspects.”
Garba additionally paraded 12 different suspects arrested from totally different areas within the territory, together with assorted weapons, automobiles, laptops, telephones, and musical devices, amongst others.
They have been accused of crimes like kidnapping, armed theft and housebreaking within the territory.
The CP mentioned that the operatives of the Anti-violence crime part of the SCID additionally arrested one Musa Matins, suspected to be an armed robber within the Durumi Space.
“In the middle of the investigation, the suspect confessed to having been concerned in snatching and stealing automobiles in and across the FCT.
“Effort is presently ongoing to hint the rightful homeowners of the recovered automobiles,” he mentioned.