Edo Police Arrest Six Hackers Who Stole Millions Of Naira Through Stolen Sim Cards

Despite efforts to ensure customers money are safe, many banks still struggle with snoopers with the intelligence to cause financial damages, living customers vulnerable and hapless.

This is the case of the Six suspects who were arrested on Friday by men of the Edo state police command for hacking several Bank accounts across the country.

The suspects have so far withdrawn several millions of naira from the victim’s bank accounts, police investigation revealed.

Standard Gazette crime correspondent Festus Alenkhe gathered that the suspects were trailed to Lagos and Ogun states where they were arrested by men of the anti-kidnapping And Cyber CRIME unit of the Edo state police command.

It was gathered that on the 27 of October 2020, some suspected armed robbers attacked a house along Aiguobasimwin street in GRA, Benin city.

The hoodlums broke into the house at 2 am at gunpoint carted away cash, mobile phones and other personal items, Standard Gazette learned.


The suspects then sold the mobile phones to some suspected bank accounts hackers in Lagos.

The sim cards of the phones were assessed by the alleged hackers and discovered that one of their victims had over Five million Naira in the bank account.

The sim card was then sold to another set of suspected criminals that have the Application to open Bank accounts.

The Bank account was successfully opened in Lagos.

They then went to Ijebu Ode in Ogun state where they bought a fresh bank account from a 28-year-old man for the sum of N30,000.

The sum of N1.5 million was first transferred into the account and withdrawn in Ijebu Ode in a Point of Sales shop.

Another N3.5 million was later sent into the account of a POS operator who then collected his commission and gave them the cash.

Using high technical intelligence, the six suspects were arrested.

The suspects were identified as David Ogunowo, Abiodun Adesina and Yusuf Ademola.

Others are Balogun Hakeem, Adetono Lukeman and Adesola Kayode.

According to the suspects ” We buy stolen sim cards from robbers and thieves while we assess the one that has money in their bank accounts and removes them “.

Police said the syndicate is notorious in hacking bank accounts in the country.

Police declared that all the suspects will be thoroughly investigated and charge to court soon.

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