By Michael Adeshina
Officers of the Nigeria Police Force have arrested two criminals who specializes in hacking bank accounts and moving money undetected from any bank they wish.
The suspects are Yusuf Ademola ‘m’ aged 40 years and Adesina Olawale Abiodun aged 50.
They were tracked down after a petition was submitted by United Bank for Africa (UBA) to the Assistant Inspector General of Police.
The petition was submitted on the 8th of May 2023.
According to the petition, 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.
Based on the petition, the AIG raised a team of Detectives from the Zonal Monitoring Unit, swung into action with the aid of modern technology.
The actions of the police led to the arrest of Yusuf Ademola and Adesina Olawale Abiodun at their hideout at Ijebu Ode, Ogun State.
SP Hauwa Idris Adamu, Zonal Police Public Relations Officer of Zone 2 Command HQ Onikan Lagos who confirmed the development said the suspects confessed to the crime.
The suspects also claimed that they have many syndicates all over Nigeria and that they use software to hack into customers’ accounts and move their money undetected.
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.
Consequently, 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.
Efforts are on top gear to arrest all suspects connected with this crime.