Christian Amechi, who worked at the headquarters (Victoria Island, Lagos) ATM Customer service unit of a new generation bank has revealed how he, alongside his gang stole over 20 million of bank customers’ money by extracting information extracted from the SIM cards obtained from stolen phones.
His accomplices are Oyozoje Joseph, Nelson Matthew Eugari, Henry Omogbemi and Ene Mona Gabriel who are being detained at the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), Lagos State Police Command.
Earlier, the confessional statement of a notorious pickpocket, Mr. Akeem Apejoye who was finally nabbed by the police in Lagos indicted several others including Christian, the banker as the one who encouraged him to continue to steal phones.
He alleged that Christian and his gang were mainly interested in the SIM cards of the stolen phones.
He led the police to the homes of the people who were collecting the SIM cards from him.
Though, he alleged that he was not in the know that Christian and his group use the SIM cards to remove money from the accounts of customers, he added that the group often buys him drinks at joints whenever he runs into them.
Christian said “I am a graduate of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, (UNN) where I read banking and finance.
“Luckily for me, I was employed by the bank (name withheld) and was the ATM card system analyst at the bank headquarters, Victoria Island, Lagos.
“I grew up in Ajegunle and I know almost all members of the gang.
“I know them on the street, but I was introduced into the business by one of my friends known as Osey boy and DJ.’’