The Kano State Command of the Nigeria Police Force has arrested at least ten persons over the alleged illegal withdrawal of money from individuals bank accounts.
The suspects, Umar Aminu, Muhammad Muhammad, Kabiru Idris, Salim Sani, Umar Muhammad, Yusuf Ibrahim, Aminu Lawan, Jibril Aliyu, Hauwa Abubakar and Aisha Abubakar (two female and eight males), were nabbed at a hotel in Kano metropolis, Naija News understands.
The suspects according to a statement made available to newsmen in Kano by the Force Public Relations Officer, DSP Abdullahi Haruna-Kiyawa, belonged to a syndicate that specialises in hacking individuals’ bank accounts to withdraw money.
The statement reads: “On July 14, at about 23:50hrs, a team of policemen led by DSP Kabir Wali working on credible information arrested the suspects in a hotel in Kano metropolis.
“The suspects are Umar Aminu, Muhammad Muhammad, Kabiru Idris, Salim Sani, Umar Muhammad, Yusuf Ibrahim, Aminu Lawan, Jibril Aliyu, Hauwa Abubakar and Aisha Abubakar.
“They all reside in Sheka quarters, Kano and were arrested in connection with electronic card-related fraud,” Haruna-Kiyawa said.
The PPRO said that the suspects confessed to hacking various individuals bank accounts and withdrawing various amounts of money.
Reacting to the report, the State Commissioner of Police, Mr Sama’ila Shu’aibu-Dikko, ordered further investigation into the matter.
He added that the suspects would be charged to court after investigations.