A 34-year old, 300-level student of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, Anambra State studying History and International Relations suspected to be working for an international criminal organization has been arrested with 108 Automated Teller Machine, ATM debit cards.
Pascal Udeh, who hails from Obibi in Orlu Local Government Area of Imo State, was arrested at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, while he was attempting to board a Qatar Airline flight to China.
Ahmadu Garba, the NDLEA Commander at the Lagos airport, said the suspect was arrested in connection with suspected money laundering and was immediately transferred to the Assets and Financial Investigation Directorate of the Agency for investigation.
The agency, further disclosed that First City Monument Bank had the highest number of ATM cards with 58; Stanbic IBTC Bank had 23 cards; Zenith Bank, 19; Fidelity Bank, 6; and Diamond Bank, 2.
The NDLEA quoted the suspect as saying that he was asked to take the cards to China.
“I am not the owner of the cards,” said Mr. Udeh.
“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.”.