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Detectives From Zone 2 Police Command have arrested two die hard internet Fraudsters,who specializes in hacking into bank customers account to steal their money.
The Suspects Yusuf Ademola and Adesina Olawale Abiodun, were said to have successfully hacked and defrauded over 1000 customers accounts across the country.
Following a petition dated 8th of May 2023, submitted by United Bank for Africa (UBA) to the Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG Zone 2, complaining 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.
Based on the petition, the AIG was said to have raised a team of Detectives from the Zonal Monitoring Unit, who swung into action with the aid of modern technology and arrested two suspects; Yusuf Ademola ‘m’ aged 40 years and Adesina Olawale Abiodun aged 50 years, who were tracked down at their hideout at Ijebu Ode, Ogun State.
According to the Command, the suspects confessed to the crime, adding ” 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”.
In a statement signed and dispatched to Journalists by the Command’s Public Relations Officer,SP 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”.
” 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.
In the interim, investigation is still ongoing and suspects will soon be arraigned in court upon completion of investigation please.