2 Men Caught Trying To Hack Into Bank’s Database In Lagos

2 Men Caught Trying To Hack Into Bank’s Database In Lagos

By Chidinma Unigwe | Sub Editor on June 24, 2015
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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 arraigned two persons who tried to hack into the network of Enterprise Bank Plc in Lagos State.

The suspects, Ola Lawal and Abass Ajibade, were arraigned on a four count charge bordering on conspiracy to defraud, felony, stealing and forgery while the third suspect, Olumide Kayode is currently at large.

The prosecutor, Seidu Atteh, told the court that the accused persons attempted to defraud Enterprise Bank by hacking into the bank’s network, using their laptop computer router model and grabber/key logger to obtain the password of key operations staff through the Central Processing Unit, CPU.

He further disclosed that the trio carried out the act so as to conduct fraudulent transactions, adding that the offences were committed on July 10, 2014 within Ikeja area of Lagos.

He stressed that the offences were contrary to Sections 323, 361(1) (e), and 409 and punishable under Sections 285(1) and (363) (1) of the Criminal Laws No. 11, Lagos State of Nigeria, 2011.

The accused persons however pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Justice Lawal-Akapo consequently ordered that the accused persons be remanded in Maximum Prison, Kirikiri, pending when the application for bail would be heard as their plea was not taken by the court, according to Daily Post.

The case was adjourned the case till Monday, October 26, 2015 for further mention.

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