Policemen attached to the Special Anti- Robbery Squad (SARS) Ikeja are investigating an alleged theft of N8million from Vice President Yemi Osibajo’s bank account.
It was gathered that two undergraduate students of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka identified as Ebuka Orumba and Patrick Nwafor allegedly hacked into the account of Simmons Cooper Partner, a law firm said to belong to Vice President Osibajo and allegedly stole eight million naira (N8miilion) from it.
According to investigation, the undergraduates Nwafor is a final year 500level student of Environmental Science while Orumba is a final year Computer Engineering student. It was gathered that the students used fraudulent means to hack into the email of the Account manager of the VP’s law firm, one Mr. Tunde Irukera, and they allegedly sent a mail to UBA PLC branch to one Obuba Fidelia on July 2nd instructing the bank to transfer eight million naira from Simmions Cooper Bank account to three different bank accounts they opened for the fraud.
It was further gathered that the undergraduates allegedly connived with a tricycle rider one Artor Kalu to open a bank account with Zenith bank ac count number 2086943174 where three million naira (N3,000,000) was transferred to with the false name Engineer Asukwo Okoro. The remaining amounts were said to have been transferred to two other unnamed bank accounts.
Luck however ran out on the undergraduates when their alleged gang member, Mr. Kalu went to the Zenith bank account at Mushin to withdraw the N3,000,000 but was nabbed by detectives from SARS following a tip off from the bank. The police subsequently arrested Kalu and following his statement, the police arrested Orumba but Nwafor escaped.
Following the investigation, the police discovered that Kalu with the help of others got a fake Driver’s license which he used to open the Zenith Bank account. The police has since charged Orumba and Kalu to court on a 5 count charge on conspiracy, stealing and fraud while efforts is on to arrest Nwafor whom the others claimed to be the mastermind of the fraud.