Three female and two Male suspects who claimed to be students of Federal Polytechnics and a private University in the Southwestern state of Nigeria has been arraigned before a Lagos Magistrate Court for allegedly hacking into the bank account of one Okomba Agbaogbu domiciled with FCMB Bank in Lagos to withdrew the sum of N2.350,000 and shared it.
The Police identified the accused persons as Kolawole Yakub,34;Alabi Adeyemi,21;Oluwabunmi Afolabi,24;Monsurat Oyeniyi,22 and Nafisat Olatunji,21.
A Police source alleged that the arrest of the accused persons was ordered by the Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG in charge of Zone 2 Command, Lagos, Adamu Ibrahim following a petition.by Agbaogbu.
All the accused were charged before an Igbosere Magistrate Court,Lagos on a three count charge of felony to wit.hacking into bank customer’s account and stealing.
Police Counsel,Friday Mameh informed the Court in charge No E/26/2018 that the accused persons committed the alleged offence between 16 and 19 February,2018 at Berger area of Lagos State.
Mameh told the Court that the accused persons connived and hacked into the bank account belonging to Agbaogbu domiciled with the FCMB Bank in Lagos to withdraw the sum of N2,250,000 and transfered same to various accounts from where they allegedly used ATM cards to withdrew the money and shared it.
He said that all the accused persons were eventually arrested when they went to their various Banks to withdraw money from their accounts they used in the alleged fraudulent act unknown to them that the Police had placed red alert on their accounts.
Mameh added that the offences, the accused persons committed were punishable under sections 411.314(3) and 287 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015.
All the accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the alleged crime in the open Court and Magistrate, R.O Davies granted them bail in the sum of N100,000 each with two sureties each in like sum who must show proof of two years tax payment to the Lagos State Government
Davies also directed that all the accused must attach their School’s Identity Cards with their bail bonds and adjourned the Case till 2 june,2018 for mention and ordered that all the defendants be kept at the Kirikiri and Ikoyi Prisons till they fulfilled the bail conditions.