According to a recent report by National Mirror, policemen working with the Special Anti- Robbery Squad (SARS) Ikeja are currently looking into an alleged case theft of N8million from Vice President Yemi Osibajo’s bank account said to be done by a group of hackers.
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 belonging to Vice President Osibajo and allegedly stole eight million naira (N8miilion) straight out of it.
Investigations show that the suspected culprit, Nwafor is a final year 500level student of Environmental Science while Orumba is a final year Computer Engineering student.
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.
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 yet to be name bank accounts.
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.
The police went ahead to place Kalu in custody following his statement. They also arrested Orumba but Nwafor was able to escape.
Police operatives later discovered that Kalu with the help of others, got himself 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. The search is still on for Nwafor whom the others claimed to have masterminded the entire operation.