In Anambra: Police arrest hackers of bank accounts

The Anambra State Police Command, on Wednesday, said it had arrested members of a six-man gang suspected to be bank account hackers.

The suspects were said to specialise in stealing people’s telephones with the intent of hacking into their accounts.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Haruna Mohammed, disclosed this to journalists.'

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He said 23 telephones and N102,000 were recovered from the suspects.

The PPRO explained that one of the suspects had already withdrawn N851,000 from a victim’s account before he was arrested.

He gave the names of the suspects as Uche Louis, 21, from Mbieri, Imo State; Junior Abamu, 25, from Uromi, Edo State; Chinemelem Anugwam, 21, from Mbano, Imo State; Agaro Afo, 26, from Ideze, Delta State; and Abraham Patrick, 25, from Obubra, Cross River State.

Mohammed said the suspects were arrested following intelligence reports.

He said among the victims was one Ohaka Uchechi, whose Infinix Hot-8 phone was allegedly stolen by the principal suspect, Nkem, in a commercial tricycle at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University’s temporary site.

“The victim had turned away his face when his co-passenger, the suspect, coughed repeatedly in his direction, oblivious of the fact that it was a ploy to distract him in order to steal his phone,” Mohammed stated.

He said the suspect later used the information obtained from the phone to withdraw the sum N851,000 from the victim’s bank accounts.

Mohammed added that the suspects had made voluntary confessional statements and would be charged upon the conclusion of investigation. Punch
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