The Kano Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested six suspects for allegedly stealing the sum of Fifteen Million, Seven Hundred and Eight Thousand, Nine Hundred and Four Hundred Naira (N15,708,904) belonging to a grandmother.
The suspects are 23-year-old Badaru Munir, 23-year-old Aliyu Falalu Hamza, 22-year-old AlMustapha Nasir, 23-year-old Haruna Salisu Abatua, 22-year-old Ismail Salisu Jibia, and 19-year-old Ishaq Aminu.
The Anti-graft Agency, in a post on its official Facebook page on Wednesday, said that they were arrested at different locations between March 6 and 7, 2022, following a petition.
The petitioner, Abdullahi Umar, had stated that sometime in September 2021, a total sum of N15,708,940 was fraudulently withdrawn from his mother, Hadiza Salisu’s account, domiciled with Union Bank Plc, and transferred to accounts in different banks.
According to the Commission, an investigation revealed that the victim’s grandson, Almustapha Nasir, stole her SIM card and phone number and linked it to the bank account. He then gave one of the suspects, Aliyu Hamza, who specializes in hacking people’s accounts, and all the money was withdrawn from the victim’s account.
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