- A Nigerian man, Salau Abdulmalik Femi, has landed in the police net after he reportedly hacked into a bank server and defrauded the institution of N1.868bn
- The police said that all the people that were connected to the fraud carried by Salau will be brought to book
- Nigerians who reacted to the development were amazed that an individual's skill could be capable of moving such a huge amount
A 38-year-old man, Salau Abdulmalik Femi, has been arrested by Special Fraud Unit (SFU) for hacking into a bank's system and moving out about N1.868bn.
The Punch reports that two people who acted as the man’s partners in crime were also arrested. It was gathered that he used software to create fake credits to the tune of N1,868,900,000 and paid into the accounts of some bank customers.
Nigerian lady lands in EFCC net for allegedly selling her photographs and Facebook account to fraudsters
The police spoke about the case
While commenting on the case, Eyitayo Johnson who is the spokesman for the SFU revealed that the man went ahead to made debits as he transferred a total amount of N417,542,000 via internet banking.
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In his statement, Eyitayo said that Femi is the ringleader of the syndicate whose specialisation is gaining access into the servers of banks and other corporate agencies.
Others will be arrested
“The hacker, who displayed exemplary mastery of the cyber environment, was arrested after he hacked into the Flex-Cube Universal Banking System of a first generation bank.”
Some of the items recovered from him are an Apple laptop and iPhone. He said that others connected to the case will soon be arrested.
Below are some of the reactions of Nigerians on Instagram when it was shared by Linda Ikeji:
"Billion uhmm,nitori oloun."
"I still dont believe this.."
"Kai Nigerians are too smart for the wrong things."
"Government make una employe this guy oooo."
Another Nigerian nabbed
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a Nigerian lady identified as Precious Iwuji was nabbed by the officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for allegedly selling her photos and Facebook account to 'Yahoo' boys.
The spokesman for EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, said preliminary investigation revealed that the pictures and Facebook account the suspect sold to fraudsters were used in defrauding unsuspecting victims.
It was gathered that the young lady was arrested in the Sabo area of Kaduna, following information that she was allegedly involved in cyber fraud.