A suspected fraudster, Okoli Nmesoma,20, has been arrested and arraigned before a Lagos Magistrate Court for allegedly conniving with others still at large to hack into the .mobile App Acquire suspense account of the management of ECO Bank Plc and unlawfully withdrew the sum of N207m and shared it.
Police alleged that the management of the Bank Headquaters unconvered the alleged fraud when they audited the account books and reported the matter to the Divisional Police Officer, DPO incharge of Ikoyi Divjsion,,Lagos, SP Tijani mustapha who directed a team led by Tope Ijatuyi to track the accused and arrest him.
Detectives arrested the accused at a hideout after days of Police manhunt and took him to the Station
The accused was charged before an Igbosere Magistrate Court, Lagos on a four count charge of felony to Wit:unlawful hacking into Bank account and stealing.
Police Counsel, Jimoh Joseph informed the Court in charge No A/37A/2018 that the accused and others skill at large committed the alleged Crime on 27 April, 2018 at Igboelerin, Okokomaiko, Ojo,Lagos..
Joseph told the Court that the accused connived with others still at large to unlawfully hacked into Eco Bank Plc Mobile App Acquire suspense account No 9983104199 through phone and computers to withdraw the sum of N207m and transferred the money to about 162 accounts from where they withdrew the money and shared it and escaped before the accused was arrested.
He said that, the offences, the accused committed. were punishable under sections 411, 387,287 and 325 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the crime and Chief Magistrate, O. Oshin granted him bail in the sum of N1m with two surties in like sum.
Oshin adjourned the case till 14 July, 2018 for mention and ordered that the defendant be kept at the Ikoyi Prison Lagos till he fulfilled the Bail Conditions.