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Nigerian Jailed in Eire for Possession of Pretend Passports and Cloning Financial institution Playing cards

Nigerian man jailed in Ireland for possession of false passports and ATM card cloning machine

Lateef Tiamiyu at Dublin Circuit Felony Court docket

A 38-year-old Nigerian man who was arrested with six pretend passports, a machine used to clone ATM playing cards and 17 magnetic strips has been jailed in Eire.

Lateef Tiamiyu was sentenced to 2 years in jail by Dublin Circuit Felony Court docket on Wednesday, November 23, 2022.

Tiamiyu of Whitworth Corridor, Morning Star Avenue, Dublin pleaded responsible in Dublin Circuit Felony Court docket to possession of a machine designed to make a pretend instrument, inducing one other to open a checking account beneath a pretend identify, possession of 17 tapes to be used in making a pretend instrument and two counts of possession of faux devices at his house on Might 28, 2021.

Garda Sean Duignan informed Karl Moran BL, prosecuting, that gardaí obtained a warrant to look Tiamiyu’s house after he was recognized as the one who tried to open a checking account utilizing a pretend passport and utility invoice public.

The home was raided on Might 28, 2021 when a machine, used to clone ATM or debit playing cards and in addition to make such playing cards, was found, together with the magnetic strips and faux passports.

Gda Duignan stated every of the passports bore a special {photograph}, however additional investigation confirmed they’d by no means been used to enter Eire.

Tiamiyu was arrested however took no duty for something discovered in the course of the search.

Gda Duignan has agreed with defending Dominic McGinn SC that Tiamiyu left Nigeria and got here to Eire in 2012. He married two years later and the couple have three youngsters collectively. He additionally helps two older youngsters who nonetheless stay in Nigeria.

He acknowledged that Tiamiyu had a great file of working in Eire, had no earlier convictions and had not come to the eye of the Garda since his arrest.

Mr McGinn requested Decide Martin Nolan to just accept that there was no proof that any of the objects discovered at his consumer’s house had been used for fraudulent exercise and recommended the courtroom was coping with a possession offense relatively than “basic fraud”.

Decide Nolan stated he needed to infer that the one motive anybody would have these things is to interact in profitable crime.

“Though I can not say he was going to be a significant participant…there is no level in having such a machine or these passports until they’re used,” he continued.

He thought of Taimiyu’s cooperation, confession, lack of prior convictions and household tasks, however stated he “should serve jail time regardless of his superb attenuation.”

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