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Vice President Osinbajo’s Bank Account Hacked, 8-Million Stolen

Valentine Chinyem

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Two undergraduate students are being investigated by policemen attached to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) Ikeja, for an alleged theft of N8million from Vice Pres­ident Yemi Osinbajo’s bank account.

The suspects are said to be students of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, accorsing to invetigators who identi­fied them as Ebuka Orumba and Patrick Nwafor.

They were said to have allegedly hacked into the account of Simmons Cooper Partner, a law firm said to belong to Vice President Osinbajo and allegedly stole eight million naira 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 further 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 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.

More so, the culprits allegedly connived with a tricycle rider, Arthur Kalu to register a new bank ac­count with Zenith bank and the sum of three million naira (N3,000,000) was subsequently transferred into account number: 2086943174, with the false name Engineer Asukwo Okoro.

The remaining amounts were said to have been transferred to two other unnamed bank accounts.

However, luck ran out on the duo when their alleged gang member, 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, were also able to arrest Orumba but Nwafor escaped.

The police discovered that Kalu with the help of others got a fake Driver’s license with which he used to open the new Zenith Bank ac­count.

However, Kalu and Orumba have been charged to court on a 5-count charge on conspiracy, stealing and fraud while efforts is being made to arrest Nwafor, whom the others have claimed to be the master­mind of the fraud.

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