ONE Abdullahi Shuaibu,
53, a Nigerian who is
a former staff of the
United Nations, UN,
and currently, a State
Department-credentialed
reporter for Pan African
News Agency has been
arrested and charged
with two counts of
robbery and two counts
of attempted robbery
by the New York Police.
According to New
York Post, Abdullahi
is currently awaiting
arraignment in
a Manhattan
Criminal Court.
He politely robs
banks around the UN
headquarters, adding
that in each of the two
successful heists, he
showed the teller a
note that said, “Give
me $5,000, Thank you.”
Shuaibu worked for the
UN between October and
November 2013 but no
longer had credentials
to enter the building,
a UN spokesman
told New York Post.
New York Post reports
that Abdullahi allegedly
plundered about $10,000
in cash during an Upper
East Side crime spree
that began February
27 and continued over
three more Mondays.
Abdullahi also failed
to rob two backs and
was nabbed on Monday,
following a failed
robbery at the HSBC
branch at Third Avenue
and East 63rd Street.
According to the
teller, Rani Ahme,
50, Abdullahi was
wearing a blazer when he walked up to her.
“I asked, ‘How can I help
you?’ and he said, ‘Check
it, check it,’ looking at the
note, but he did not let
go of the note,” she said.
Rani then went to the
rear of the bank to let
her boss know what was
going on, that was when
Abdullahi disappeared.
He was arrested outside
the US Mission to the
United Nations, where
he’s been working
out of the building’s
Foreign Press Center.
One of the guards, a
retired police officer,
called the police
after recognising
Abdullahi from the
surveillance photos a
bank robbery circulated
by NYPD in March.
“It wasn’t hard. He
comes in and out of here
every day,” the guard said.
According to sources,
Shuaibu confessed
following his arrest,
admitting he spent all the
stolen money paying bills.


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