Accra: 3 Nigerians Arrested For Cloning Visa Cards In Cantoments (Pictured)

Date: 18-12-2013 10:06 am (7 years ago) | Author: Victor A. Ofoma
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Three Nigerians who allegedly cloned visa cards and unlawfully withdrew money from the bank accounts of several individuals have been arrested by the Cantonments District Police in Accra.

The suspects — Tony Anderson, businessman; Seun Okhon, student, and Kelvin Benedict Aesida, a car dealer — are said to have illegally withdrawn a total of GH¢22,450.

Cloning of cards means the creation of identical cards.

Illegal immigration status

Briefing the Daily Graphic, the Cantonments District Police Commander, Superintendent of Police Mr Alex Kumangtani, said the suspects had so far failed to prove their professional status with the requisite documents.

He further stated that the suspects did not have passports or any documents from the Ghana Immigration Service, making their stay in Ghana illegitimate.

According to Mr Kumangtani, the suspects belonged to a complex criminal network that specialised in cloning visa cards for criminal activities.

He said the suspects executed their illegal but well-crafted plan by installing electronic devices at several automated teller machine (ATM) centres.

These included a rectangular-shaped device that contains two mobile phone batteries, a camera lens and some wires.

Mr Kumangtani said that particular device was installed at the upper section of the ATM and it captured the code number of an ATM card when it was being used by an unsuspecting ATM subscriber.

Another device, which he said was green and oval shaped, was installed at the card insertion point on the ATM.

He said that device retrieved all the security data on the ATM card used by the unsuspecting card user.

Those two devices, according to Mr Kumangtani, enabled the suspects to transfer all security details of an original ATM card onto another fake card for onward illegal money withdrawals and purchases.

Arresting the criminals

According to Mr Kumangtani, on November 23, 2013, the three suspects went to a mobile phone shop at the Accra Mall and purchased five phones, valued at GH¢22,450, using nine cloned visa cards.

The Retail Manager of the shop, on satisfying himself that the suspects were acting suspiciously, called the police.

When they were arrested, a thorough search was conducted on them and items suspected to be cloned visa cards were found on them.


Posted: at 18-12-2013 10:06 AM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
- ThoRam at 18-12-2013 10:08 AM (7 years ago)
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very bad! Shame!!  Angry Angry Angry  
Posted: at 18-12-2013 10:08 AM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- ellagabs at 18-12-2013 10:13 AM (7 years ago)
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tuale baba
Posted: at 18-12-2013 10:13 AM (7 years ago) | Newbie
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- cadanre at 18-12-2013 10:13 AM (7 years ago)
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Nigerians in DIASPORA.

Posted: at 18-12-2013 10:13 AM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- chicco77 at 18-12-2013 10:20 AM (7 years ago)
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 Angry Angry Angry Angry
Posted: at 18-12-2013 10:20 AM (7 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- jar84 at 18-12-2013 10:34 AM (7 years ago)
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 Sad Sad
Posted: at 18-12-2013 10:34 AM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- amyportion at 18-12-2013 10:38 AM (7 years ago)
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JESUS is the SAVIOUR.come to him now
Posted: at 18-12-2013 10:38 AM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Chigozirim at 18-12-2013 10:50 AM (7 years ago)
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Shame! Shame!! Shame!!!
Posted: at 18-12-2013 10:50 AM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
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- jossy4reall at 18-12-2013 10:57 AM (7 years ago)
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wonders are just beginning

Posted: at 18-12-2013 10:57 AM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- ObyWBabaK at 18-12-2013 10:59 AM (7 years ago)
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 Embarrassed Embarrassed Embarrassed Embarrassed Embarrassed
Posted: at 18-12-2013 10:59 AM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- dareper at 18-12-2013 11:04 AM (7 years ago)
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Bad boys
Posted: at 18-12-2013 11:04 AM (7 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- Samadaji at 18-12-2013 11:27 AM (7 years ago)
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hmmmmmm. Can't say anything
Posted: at 18-12-2013 11:27 AM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
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- sucre4u at 18-12-2013 12:07 PM (7 years ago)
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Ar dey nigerians? I dnt tink so, mayb dey ar boko harams
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- slutsh09 at 18-12-2013 12:20 PM (7 years ago)
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 Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked
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- winace at 18-12-2013 01:17 PM (7 years ago)
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Na so dem go dey spoil dis country name anyhow. Stupid pple
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- douyes at 18-12-2013 03:29 PM (7 years ago)
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9ja tins on point
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- Senegal at 18-12-2013 03:56 PM (7 years ago)
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 Cool Cool
Posted: at 18-12-2013 03:56 PM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- micc at 18-12-2013 04:01 PM (7 years ago)
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Not good
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- N_W_A at 18-12-2013 04:27 PM (7 years ago)
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 Angry Angry
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- ozobig at 18-12-2013 04:56 PM (7 years ago)
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you need to see what Ghana s are doing in Nigeria too  no be today oo my people 

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