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28-Year Old Man Hacks EcoBank Mobile App And Steals 207 Million Naira

A Nigerian Man Named James Nwagalezi, was arraigned on Thursday before a Lagos Magistrate’s Court for allegedly Teaming with Okoli Nmesoma, who is already facing trial, to hack into the mobile app account of Eko Bank Plc

And dubiously  withdrew N207 million.

The Police prosecutor, Inspector Jimoh Joseph  at the court hearing made it known that the defendant and others involved committed the offence on April 27 at Igboelerin, Okokomaiko, Ojo, Lagos

The bank management at the  head quarters  had alerted the DPO of police at the ikoyi divison about the cyber crime.

The DPO, SP Tijani Mustapha, who directed a crack team led by Inspector Tope Ijatuyi to fish out the suspects

the number of suspects arrested and charged to court totalled  six. The Police are still hunting for more suspects involved in the alleged fraud.

James Nwagalezi, pleaded not guilty of The charges  and was granted N1 million bail, with two sureties in like sum, one of whom must be a community leader.

Magistrate B. I. Bakare adjourned the case till July 4 and ordered that the defendant be remanded at the Ikoyi Prison, pending when he is able to perfect his bail conditions.

 

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