According to recent reports, the police has nabbed a serial Facebook account hacker identified as Daniel Obasi.
Daniel Obasi, who is a 36 year old cosmetic seller, allegedly hacked the accounts of two deputy governors.
Before the long hands of the law caught up with him, five influential Nigerians had fallen prey to his cock and bull stories and were handsomely duped.
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Vanguard gathered that Obasi who hails from Imo State and resides in Port Harcourt, River State hacked into the Facebook accounts of the Ondo and Lagos state deputy governors Alhaji Lasisi Oluboyo and Alhaja Oluranti Idiat Adebule respectively and made good money from their unsuspecting friends and acquitances.
The suspect who was paraded alongside other criminals at the state police headquarters confirmed to Vanguard during an interview that he specializes in hacking to the face book account of prominent Nigerians in a bid to dupe their unsuspecting friends.
Daniel Obasi said frustration drove him into the illicit business after his cosmetics business nose dived due to paucity of funds and in a bid to survive he ventured into the Internet business. According to him, he succeeded in hacking into the account of the two governors and was working on other deputy governors Facebook account when detectives traced him to his residence in River state where he was arrested and subsequently detained.
Speaking on his arrest, Obasi who did not deny the crime said frustration forced him into a life of cyber crime. He said he resorted to using the Facebook accounts of the notable personalities because he was sure his victims will easily fall for his tricks.