Sadly, incidences of cyber crime keeps growing in our society. This time, it’s perpetrator is a teen.
A 19-year-old teenager identified as Chukwudi Oludiniwa was in court yesterday (17th December, 2015) for cyber crime. The teenager allegedly hacked into two bank accounts and stole N850,000 (Eight Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira).
According to NAN, Ckukwudi faces a four-count charge bordering on conspiracy, fraud and stealing.
Inspector Francisca Okere, the prosecutor disclosed that the accused and his colleague who is currently on the run, committed the crime on 15th December at Stanbic IBTC Bank, Ketu branch, Lagos State.
The teenager and his cyber crime accomplice also allegedly hacked into a United Bank of Africa (UBA) account with number 1013439509 and transferred N350,000 into their account.
The accused also stole the sum of N500,000 from one Mr Idahosa Agbeyi’s UBA account number 1013428509. It was gathered that the accused was arrested when he wanted to withdraw dividends of his cyber crime from his account.
His offence contravene Sections 409, 363, 285, 385 and 386 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2011.
However, in spite of evidence of the cyber crime, the teenager pleaded not guilty. He was subsequently granted bail by the Magistrate, Mr Lekan Owolabi with two sureties in like sum. The case has been adjourned till 3rd February, 2016.