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ZONE 2 POLICE: Apprehension Of Cybercriminals

ByHybrid News

Jul 4, 2023

The United Bank for Africa (UBA), On May 8, 2023, submitted a petition to the Assistant Inspector General of Police, reporting the activities of a syndicate specializing in internet fraud targeting various banks in Nigeria, particularly the United Bank for Africa (UBA).

The syndicate members were known to hack into customers’ accounts and illicitly transfer their funds.

Acting upon the petition, the AIG assembled a team of Detectives from the Zonal Monitoring Unit, who swiftly took action, utilizing modern technology to track down two suspects.

The suspects, identified as Yusuf Ademola (40 years old) and Adesina Olawale Abiodun (50 years old), were apprehended at their hideout in Ijebu Ode, Ogun State.

During interrogation, the suspects admitted to their involvement in the crime and revealed that they had numerous syndicate members spread across Nigeria.

They disclosed that they employed software to gain unauthorized access to customers’ accounts and carry out undetected transfers from any bank of their choosing.

The fraudsters’ modus operandi involved obtaining the customers’ BVN-linked phone numbers and bank alerts, facilitating the seamless transfer of funds.

As a result, more than 1000 customers’ accounts were hacked and defrauded across the country. Further investigations into the incident unveiled that syndicate members were recruited from various regions of Nigeria.

Extensive efforts are currently underway to apprehend all individuals connected to this criminal network.

In the meantime, the investigation is ongoing, and once completed, the suspects will be promptly arraigned in court.

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