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EFCC Arraigns Two In Court Over Internet Hacking

Posted: Jun 23, 2015 at 2:57 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Judith Eshemitan, Lagos

Two men were on Tuesday, June 23, 2015, arraigned before an Ikeja High Court, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), for allegedly attempting to hack into the Internet network of Enterprise Bank Plc.

The arraigned suspects are Ola Lawal, Abass Ajide, the third suspect, Olumide Kayode, was said to be at large.

The defendants were arraigned on a four-count charge bordering on conspiracy, fraud, felony, stealing to forgery.

The prosecution counsel, Seidu Atteh, told the court, presided over by Justice Lateef Lawal-Akapo, that the suspects conspired to defraud Enterprise Bank, and hacked into the bank’s network with their laptop computer, router model and grabber/key logger to obtain the password of key operations staff through the Central Processing Unit (CPU).

Atteh said the defendants aimed to access the network of the bank without authority to conduct fraudulent transactions.

He alleged that the defendants wanted ?to access the CPU to conduct fraudulent transactions and transfer unauthorised money into other accounts.

Atteh also alleged that the second defendant, Ajibade, forged a Certificate of National Diploma purportedly issued by The Polytechnic, Ibadan to one Ajibade Abass Rotimi with matriculation number 029511.

He said offences were committed on July 10, 2014 within Ikeja Judicial Division.

He said the offences are 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, Nigeria, 2011.

The defendants pleaded not guilty to the four count charge when they were read to them before the court.

The court, however, did not take their plea as Justice Lawal-Akapo ordered them to be remanded in Maximum Security Prison, Kirikiri?, Lagos, pending the hearing of their application.

The judge subsequently adjourned the matter till October 26, 2015.