Nigerian couple arrested for attempted ATM fraud in Kandivali
Samta Nagar police have arrested a Nigerian couple for allegedly placing a skimmer and micro-camera at an ATM kiosk in Mumbai’s Kandivali area to fraudulently withdraw money.
The accused, both Nigerian nationals, have been identified as Isahi Ogunle Seyi (34) and his partner, Kharad Rosy Moggy (37).
The duo had placed a skimmer and micro-camera at a Yes Bank ATM kiosk in Thakur Village in Kandivali East in a bid to steal customer’s data and withdraw funds.
On Saturday, a customer noticed something odd attached to the ATM, which he brought to the attention of the bank officials and the police.
“After a customer approached police claiming that he had seen a skimmer attached to the ATM, we started investigations,” an official said.
To catch the culprits, officials posted one policeman in the uniform of a security guard outside the ATM while others kept vigil in the vicinity.
“On Sunday, Isahi Ogunle Seyi went into the ATM and came out immediately and then started running when he saw police approaching. We chased him down after he had run over a kilometre,” he said.
During interrogation, Seyi confessed to the involvement of his girlfriend, who was subsequently picked up and arrested.
The accused are residents of Nalasopara in the Palghar district. Police suspect that they may be living in the country illegally as they could not find their passports while searching their house.
The search, however, reportedly led to the recovery of two mobiles, three debit cards for cloning, a skimmer, and a micro-cam.
The accused were booked under relevant sections of IPC and Information Technology Act. They were produced before a local court, which sent them to police custody till May 17.