Olusegun Ariyo

Syndicate who specializes in hacking individual accounts have been arrested by the zonal monitoring team attached to the Assistant inspector general of police in charge of Zone Two command around lekki area of Lagos.

A 19-year-old Segun Dairo was arrested alongside ikechukwu Aigbe (25), frank opera (21), Daniel Asigbe (25) and a 19-year-old lady identified as Goodness Ndukwe.

It was learnt that the syndicates specialise in stealing and transferring funds from victims account through their SIM card.

In a statement made available to urban Express News-online through the Zonal Police Public Relation officer Dsp Hauwa Idris said on 20th, June 2020 one Daniel Asigbe stole a Samsung x9 from a barbers shop in lekki area where he removed the sim card and gave it to ikechukwu who fraudulently got the owner’s bank verification Number (BVN) and sent same to one (yele now at large) who later generated and gave ikechukwu the victims account transfer PIN.

Hauwa said ikechukwu then transferred two million, three hundred thousand from the account to the third accomplices, 19-year-old Seun Dario’s account as he also purchases a twenty thousand naira airtime from the said account.

She said Seun had given his ATM card to one frank Opara apparently for another deal.

Members of the public are hereby advised to quickly draw necessary attention in case of loss of mobile phone or other valuable.

The ZPPRO said investigation is in progress as suspects will be charged to court upon completion for prosecution.

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