How hackers stole N8m from Osibanjo’s account


Policemen attached to the Special Anti- Robbery Squad (SARS) Ikeja are investi­gating an alleged theft of N8million from Vice Pres­ident Yemi Osibajo’s bank account.

It was gathered that two undergraduate students of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka identi­fied as Ebuka Orumba and Patrick Nwafor allegedly hacked into the account of Simmons Cooper Partner, a law firm said to belong to Vice President Osibajo and allegedly stole eight million naira (N8miilion) from it.
According to investiga­tion, the undergraduates Nwafor is a final year 500level student of Envi­ronmental Science while Orumba is a final year Computer Engineering student.

It was gathered that the students used fraudulent means to hack into the email of the Account man­ager of the VP’s law firm, one Mr. Tunde Irukera, and they allegedly sent a mail to UBA PLC branch to one Obuba Fidelia on July 2nd instructing the bank to transfer eight mil­lion naira from Simmions Cooper Bank account to three different bank ac­counts they opened for the fraud.

It was further gathered that the undergraduates allegedly connived with a tricycle rider one Artor Kalu to open a bank ac­count with Zenith bank ac­count number 2086943174 where three million naira (N3,000,000) was trans­ferred to with the false name Engineer Asukwo Okoro.

The remaining amounts were said to have been transferred to two other unnamed bank accounts.
Luck however ran out on the undergraduates when their alleged gang member, Mr. Kalu went to the Zenith bank account at Mushin to withdraw the N3,000,000 but was nabbed by detectives from SARS following a tip off from the bank.

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The police subsequent­ly arrested Kalu and fol­lowing his statement, the police arrested Orumba but Nwafor escaped.

Following the investiga­tion, the police discovered that Kalu with the help of others got a fake Driver’s license which he used to open the Zenith Bank ac­count.

The police has since charged Orumba and Kalu to court on a 5 count charge on conspiracy, stealing and fraud while efforts is on to arrest Nwafor whom the others claimed to be the master­mind of the fraud.

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