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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Criminals Who Specialize In Transferring Funds From Stolen Sim Cards Have Been Nabbed

Lagos State Police Command has arrested a 6 – man syndicate that specialised in robbing Lagosians of their mobile phones and turning over its SIM cards to hackers who get hold of the account details of its owners and transfer its balances to their accounts.





Parading the group today, the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Imohimi Edgal disclosed that the syndicate comprised of three splinter groups visiting choice locations in the state to rob members of the public of their phones.

He stated that six suspects have been arrested by the Decoy Team of Rapid Response Squad of the command in relation to the fraud.

He noted that the group handed over the SIMs to another set of people that would through special computer apps get the bank account details of the owners and thereafter get the account balances.

Edgal added that the balance of the account is now transferred into different accounts sourced by another set of suspects.

According to the Commissioner, Nwanze Ifeanyi (27), Martins Achi (27) and Solomon Dike (31) rob people of their phones and flee the scene on motor bikes.

He stated that Muritala Mohammed (28) a.k.a Swallow through computer apps retrieved the names, bank details of the original owner of the SIM including BVN, adding that the recovered details are used to determine the account balance.

“Moneys in the account are transferred into different accounts sourced by the third group involving Shamson Mustapha (25) and Ali Hassan (27)”, Edgal added.

He revealed that the activities of the group were brought to the attention of the Decoy Team of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) when they stole the phone of one Yinka at a birthday party in Egbeda area.

He added that he worked on the phone’s SIM card and transferred N1, 153,000:00 from her FCMB account into others accounts..

The owner of the account only got to know of the transactions when she inserted the replaced SIM into a new phone.

He further disclosed that further investigations into the activities of the group revealed that the gang also transferred N120, 000:00 from the Diamond account 2000050986 belonging to one Chima Mbakwe of No.3, BM Anyawu Close, Iba New Site.

According to Muritala Muhammed, an SS 2 drop out of Ojo High Secondary School, Lagos, he started hacking into bank accounts of people in June 2017.

Exhibits recovered from the gang included two laptops, 10 SIM cards among other things.

10 comments:

  1. these boys are just too smart and they know the job well. Policemen should interrogate them and find more of these their activities.

    Ole barawo men. See how ugly they are all looking

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  2. Nigeria always good at crime. I bet you most of this transactions are been aided with some banks staff who thereafter gets their own share of the deal. This is a good news to the hearing.

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    1. Exactly my point, but that wont happen,rather they will be thrown to jail or find a means of setting them free.

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  3. Ha! Nigeria.......nawao ,dont even know what to say

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  4. Bad people using good brains for bad work..
    Government should recruit them and use their talent for development of technology in the country..

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  5. Awon ole jati jati. Dont go and get a legit work, be robbing people upandan

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  6. This is one of the problems we have to deal with regarding the BVN. My piece of advice is that we all have to be more careful who we share our account information with.Also how we handle our phones especially the ones connected to our banks.The sim cards used to be cloned but that is kinda phased out now,so they have to get to your sim cards.Have a good day everyone.

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  7. Naija guys are so smart, but it's so unfortunate that they use it for criminal activity most times...

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  8. I LOST 80K ON 15 OF DECEMBER 2017 TO DIS WICKED PP. I DIDN'T KNOW MY ATM CARD WAS MISSING UNTIL I GOT ALERT OF ALL THE FUND IN MY GTBANK HAS BEEN WITHDRAW. THEY MUST BE PUNISHED BIG TIME O

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