Undergraduate With 108 Debit Cards Arrested In Airport In Lagos

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National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested a 34-year-old man with 108 Automated Teller Machine debit cards at the Murtala Muhammed International airport in Lagos.

The suspected man is reportedly working for an international criminal organization. Pascal Udeh‎ was arrested while he was trying to board a Qatar Airline flight to China.

Premium Times reports that the ATM cards belong to five commercial banks.

Ahmadu Garba‎, the NDLEA commander at the Lagos airport, said the Pascal was arraigned in connection with supposed money laundering and was straightaway carried out to the assets and financial investigation directorate of the agency for the probe.

Agency said that the highest number of debt cards belong to First City Monument Bank, 23 cards to Stanbic IBTC Bank; 19 – Zenith Bank, 6 – Fidelity Bank, and 2 from Diamond Bank.

National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested a 34-year-old man with 108 Automated Teller Machine debit cards at the Murtala Muhammed International airport in Lagos.

The suspected man is reportedly working for an international criminal organization. Pascal Udeh‎ was arrested while he was trying to board a Qatar Airline flight to China.

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Premium Times reports that the ATM cards belong to five commercial banks.

Ahmadu Garba‎, the NDLEA commander at the Lagos airport, said the Pascal was arraigned in connection with supposed money laundering and was straightaway carried out to the assets and financial investigation directorate of the agency for the probe.

Agency said that the highest number of debt cards belong to First City Monument Bank, 23 cards to Stanbic IBTC Bank; 19 – Zenith Bank, 6 – Fidelity Bank, and 2 from Diamond Bank.

Victoria Egbase, the director of assets and financial investigation, said the NDLEA had constituted a prima facie case of financial crime against the man and that the chair had directed the transfer of the case to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for further inquiry.

Ahmadu Giade, the NDLEA chairman, said: “This is a suspected money laundering case involving cash transfer with debit cards,” said Mr. Giade.

“The EFCC will carry out further investigation on the case. We must continue to work together as a united force against criminal syndicates.”

The agency cited the suspect as saying that he was asked to take the cards to China.

Udeh said: “I am not the owner of the cards.”

“I was told to take them to China and that somebody will collect them from me when I get there. I have a shop where I sell clothes at Onitsha main market.

“I am also a 300-level student of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, Anambra state studying history and international relations. I never knew it would lead to my arrest.”

The arrested man comes from Obibi in Orlu local government area of Imo state.

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