Ogun State Police Command have arrested a suspected fraudster, Kelvin Odion, 37 for illegal possession of 17 ATM cards.
Odion, who claimed to be an indigene of Edo State, was nabbed on January 21 while visiting his brother in Ijebu-Ode as he was paraded alongside 49 others for various crimes at the police headquarters, Eleweran, on Wednesday.
The state Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, said the Igbeba Divisional Police Officer received a distress call informing him of the presence of an ATM fraudster who had successfully swapped ATM cards and siphoned N40,000 and N55,000 from two victims, respectively, before he was caught.
Speaking to journalists, Odion, blamed his action on the devil and said he went into crime while looking for money for his father’s burial.
He said, “Four of the ATM cards are my own; my wife owns some too. I picked some of the ATM cards on the ground.
“I started last December when I lost my father. I was looking for money to bury him. My father died on December 15 and I started December 20. I needed money for mortuary bills. I was only able to raise N95,000 out of N200,000.
“I am a businessman; I sell shoes in Lagos. I was caught when I came to visit my brother in Ijebu-Ode. I regret what I have done. It was the devil that pushed me.”