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Alleged N16.2m Theft: How First Bank Account Was Hacked By A Business Woman

By Francis Iwuchukwu, Lagos 

For allegedly hacking into the account of a customer of First Bank Plc, Emefiele Ogbor  domiciled at  the Agidingbi branch of the bank and fraudulently withdrew a sum to the tune of N16, 200,000 and allegedly converting same to her use, an Ogun State based business woman, Wuraola Folashade Oluloye, 67, has been arraigned before a Lagos Magistrate’s court.

Before the arraignment of Oluloye, the DPO in charge of Lion Building Division, Lagos Island, had ordered his men, led by Inspector Chibuzor Nwafor to arrest the business woman consequent upon a complaint by the management of First Bank through the Head of the Department of Forensic Auditors department, Solomon Akhanolu.

The 67-year-old Oluloye was dragged before the Igbosere Magistrate Court Lagos on a five count of felony to with; Fraud and Fraudulent diversion.

Specifically, lawyer to the police, George Nwosu told the court in the charge designated B/33/2019, that the accused committed the alleged offence between October 16 and December 31, 2018 at First Bank Plc, Agidingbi Branch, Lagos.

Nwosu further notified the court that the business woman fraudulently hacked into the account of a customer of the bank, Emefiele Ogbor with account No 3014419974 to fraudulently withdraw a total sum of N16,200,000 and transfer same to her first Bank, Stanbic IBTC  Bank, Union Bank and Sterling Bank accounts from where she allegedly withdrew all the money and converted it to her use and escaped.

The lawyer explained that when the management of First Bank uncovered the alleged fraud, they blocked the accused account in the bank and that nemesis caught up with the accused when she visited the bank to withdraw money from her account and she was arrested.

According to Nwosu, the offences committed are punishable under Sections 287 of the Criminal law of Lagos State 2015.

But the accused pleased not guilty to the alleged offence in and Chief Magistrate Olukoya granted her bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in life sum.

The case was thereafter adjourned till June 24, 2019 for mention and ordered that the defendant be remanded in Kirikiri Prison, untill the perfection of the bail conditions.

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