Edo: Read How Teenagers Stole N210,000 From People’s Bank Account
Three teenagers identified have been arrested for stealing N210,000 from people’s bank accounts in Edo State.
The teenagers – Theophilus Okoh, Louis Odedamen and Lucky David – were said to have specialized in transferring money from people’s accounts especially from a first generation banks while helping the victims with SIM registration.
Theophilus spoke while being paraded alongside 24 other suspects who were arrested for armed robbery, cultism and kidnapping.
He said all they need to do was to dial *894# to get money out of anybody’s account in a first generation bank.
He said, “We were arrested because we transfer people’s money to our account. We have successfully transferred N210,000 from three different persons’ accounts before we were arrested. We did not hack into their account.“By dialing *894* the amount will go to the account number you want to transfer money to. We got access to their account numbers during SIM registration. We also register SIM cards. It was one man that we transferred N10,000 from his account that got us arrested. When his wife caught up with us, we admitted and he arrested us so that he could retrieve his money.”
Lucky said they started the crime on December 31 last year after their landlord chased them out of the house.
The state Police Commissioner, Haliru Gwandu, said the police would not condone any form of cybercrime including bloggers who engaged in campaign of calumny in the state.