The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has arrested six suspects for allegedly stealing the sum of Fifteen Million, Seven Hundred and Eight Thousand, Nine Hundred and Four Hundred Naira (N15, 708,904.00) only belonging to a grandmother.
The suspects: Badaru Munir (23); Aliyu Falalu Hamza( 23); Al-Mustapha Nasir( 22); Haruna Salisu Abatua( 23); Ismail Salisu Jibia (22), Ishaq Aminu( 19), were arrested separately at different locations by operatives of Kano Command of the EFCC, between 6th and 7th March 2022.
The arrest of the suspects was occasioned by claims of a petitioner, Abdullahi Umar, who alleged that sometimes in September 2021, a total sum of N15, 708,940 was fraudulently withdrawn from his mother, Hadiza Salisu’s account, domiciled with Union Bank Plc and transferred to accounts in different banks.
EFCC’s investigations showed that one of the suspects, Al-Mustapha Nasir, a grandson of the victim, stole his grandmother’s SIM card and phone number linked to the bank account and gave it to one of the suspects, Hamza who specialises in hacking people’s accounts.
Through Hamza’s hacking skills, the entire sum was withdrawn from the grandmother’s account.
According to a statement by the EFCC, the suspects will soon be charged in court.