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Fraudsters hack bank, transfer N523m to 225 accounts

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Suspected fraudsters, during a three-day cyber-attack, have hacked a customer’s account domiciled in an old generation bank and fraudulently transferred N523,337,100 from the account to 18 different accounts in the same bank.

The spokesperson for the Police Special Fraud Unit in Ikoyi, Lagos State, SP Eyitayo Johnson, in a statement on Wednesday, said the suspects subsequently transferred the money from the 18 accounts into 225 other accounts domiciled in 22 other banks and financial institutions.

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He said the coordinated cyber-attack was carried out on Saturday, April 23, till the early hours of Monday April 25, 2022, before business opened, adding that two suspects had been arrested in connection to the crime.

Johnson said, “The legal section of the Police Special Fraud Unit in Ikoyi-Lagos, headed by CSP E. A. Jackson, has successfully obtained an order of the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, for the preservation/forfeiture/attachment of a net sum of N523,337,100 fraudulently transferred by Internet fraudsters who hacked a customer’s account domiciled in one of the old-generation banks and posted the funds into 18 different accounts in the same bank before transmitting same to 225 other accounts in 22 banks/financial institutions.

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One Chance Gang Arrested by Police in Lagos

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By Emma Onuwa

Police have arrested r-old man Bamidele Abiodu, 45-year-old Olumide Faleye and 49-year-old Toyin Adekoya for duping unsuspecting passengers in Lagos State on Friday.

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The three suspects were arrested by operatives of the Ojodu Division at 10:30 am on Friday at Omole Estate Phase 1 after their victim raised an alarm.

According to Police Public Relations Officer Benjamin Hundeyin, the suspects who were operating in a Toyota Camry car, with registration number KSF 608 GH, disguises as driver and passengers to pick up unsuspecting passengers.

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Then start discussions about some dollars purportedly kept in the boot.

Further investigation revealed that the gang started this crime in January.

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Meanwhile, the suspects have been arraigned.

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Tension as armed robbers invade Osun community, attack banks

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Residents of Okuku in Odo- Otin Local Government Area of Osun State on Friday ran helter-skelter when armed robbers raided a bank in the town.

Okuku is the hometown of former military governor of Lagos State and later elected governor of Osun State, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola.

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The robbers, who invaded the bank about 1pm, shot sporadically. It could not be ascertained whether they stole money. It was, however, learnt that nobody was killed.

The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Yemisi Opalola, confirmed the attack.

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The PPRO could not confirm the name of the bank. She, however, gave an assurance that efforts were on to arrest the robbers. Opalola said the Police Commissioner, Olawale Olokode, had led a team of the anti-robbery squad to trail the robbers for possible arrest.

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Student ordered to sweep Court premises for stealing in Kaduna

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By Francesca Iwambe

The Chief Magistrates Court sitting in Kaduna, has ordered a 25-year-old student, Samuel Raymond to sweep the court premises for three weeks for stealing three plasma television sets and two laptops.

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The Magistrate, Mr Ibrahim Emmanuel, sentenced Raymond after he pleaded guilty to stealing without an option of a fine.

It was gathered that, the Prosecution Counsel, Insp Leo Chidi, told the court that the convict conspired with one other, now at large, and stole three plasma television sets and two laptops from the resident of one Moses Caleb at Ungwan Maigero, Kaduna, on September 15.

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Leo also said that the offence contravened Section 217 of the Kaduna State Penal Code provisions.

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