Nigerian citizen found with 656 Nigerian and Ghanaian bank ATM cards at Ghana airport
A man from the Republic of Niger was arrested in Ghana after he was found at an airport in the country with 656 automated teller machine (ATM) cards belonging to banks in Nigeria and Ghana that he wanted to take to Dubai, United States -United. United Arab Emirates.
The man, who was called Bachir Musa Aminou, and who claimed to be a Nigerian but held a passport from the Republic of Niger, allegedly hid the cards in a black bag containing cola nuts which was bound for Dubai in the Kotoka Airport when he followed the departure procedures at the airport.
He was arrested at the airport by agents of the Ghana National Intelligence Bureau following intelligence gathered about his activities in the country. The ATM cards are said to be owned by one bank in Ghana and eight in Nigeria.
It was established that Aminou, who said he was a businessman and said he operated in China, Dubai, Nigeria and Ghana, allegedly revealed during questioning that 132 of the cards belonged to him, while others belonged to his extended family who were also involved in his business.
He also said the rest of the cards were for his business partners in Dubai.
However, the office refused to publish his photograph despite only publishing the photos of the ATM cards.
However, according to information published Monday in Ghanaweb, an online news outlet in Ghana, the intelligence bureau had recovered the cards from him and submitted them to the Bank of Ghana on Monday, September 20, for further investigation.
Additional information revealed that at the time of his arrest, Aminou had in his possession $ 12,000 and a list of the various PIN codes of some of the ATM cards.
He is currently in detention as the country’s National Intelligence Bureau said further investigations were underway into his activities and that he would be prosecuted upon completion of the investigation.
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