Juliana Francis

The Zone 2 Command Headquarters, Onikan Lagos State, has arrested two suspected fraudsters after both have hacked into over 1000 bank accounts.

The Zonal Police Public Relations Officer, a Superintendent of Police, Hauwa Idris Adamu, the modus operandi of these fraudsters is to have a customer’s BVN linked phone number and bank alert for easy transfer of the money.

She added: “Over 1000 customers’ accounts have been hacked and defrauded across the country. Further investigation into the incident revealed that members of the syndicates were drawn from different parts of the country.”

The spokesperson explained that on the 8th of May 2023, a petition was submitted by United Bank for Africa (UBA) to the Assistant Inspector General of Police that there are some syndicates that specialize on internet fraud of various banks in Nigeria most especially United Bank for Africa (UBA), in which they hack into customers accounts and move their monies.

Idris said: “Based on the petition, the AIG raised a team of detectives from the Zonal Monitoring Unit, who swung into action. And with the aid of modern technology, two suspects, Yusuf Ademola, 40 and Adesina Olawale Abiodun, 50, were tracked down at their hideout at Ijebu Ode, Ogun State. The suspects confessed to the crime that they have many syndicates all over Nigeria and that they use software to hack into customers’ accounts and move their money undetected from any bank they wish.

“Efforts are on top gear to arrest all suspects connected with this crime. In the interim, investigation is still ongoing and suspects will soon be arraigned in court upon completion of investigation.”

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