Nigerian woman involved in ATM theft nabbed in India

Nigerian woman involved in ATM theft nabbed in India

Police in India have arrested a Nigerian woman, who is suspected of leading a gang that stole cash of varied amounts from various ATM kiosks.

The monies were stolen from a nationalized bank in March with the aid of a device.

Reports monitored by 1st News in the Indian media indicate that the Nigerian woman was not working alone. The police disclosed that they were searching for her accomplice, who had procured the external device used in the crime, the Times of India reports.

“Beny Nantongo (26), who also uses several aliases, including Blessing, Sandra and Alexandra, among others; was arrested from a flat in Gurugram after her involvement came to the fore during the interrogation of two Nigerian nationals — David Charles Alies Ugochukwu Charles Nwachukwu (30) and Kahinde Sadiq Idris (29) — arrested earlier from Undri in connection with these thefts,” senior inspector D S Hake told the Times of India.

Also, Inspector Minal Patil, who was part of the police team that arrested Nantongo from Gurugram; disclosed that it had relied on CCTV evidence from the ATM in nabbing the suspect.

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 “We recovered CCTV footage from the ATMs targeted by the woman and her accomplices. Later, we arrested her accomplices. We established her identity after questioning the duo. However, she was constantly on the move. We received confirmed information and finally arrested her in Gurugram,’’ he said.

In other news, the Nigerian army has disclosed that troops have arrested a high-profile member of Boko Haram in Borno State.

The Army made the disclosure on Thursday, September 9, 2021.

Specifically, the development was disclosed by Army spokesman, Onyema Nwachukwu.

Nwachukwu identified the Boko Haram member as Yawi Modu. He stated that Modu was detained along the Damboa-Wajiroko road; one of the black spots in which Boko Haram has launched a series of attacks against Nigerian Army troops in recent times.

In addition, the Army spokesman revealed that troops had raided two locations in Borno; as well as a neighboring area where improvised explosive devices materials were made. He disclosed that Boko Haram; as well as fighters from the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) had been using the location for their operations.

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