Two remanded for allegedly hacking bank’s network

EFCCFOR allegedly attempting to hack into the Enterprise Bank Plc’s Internet network, Justice Lateef Lawal-Akapo of a Lagos High Court, Ikeja, has remanded ‎two men, Ola Lawal and Abass Ajide, ‎in prison custody.

Both were arraigned on a four-count charge bordering on conspiracy to defraud, felony, stealing and forgery by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to which they pleaded not guilty. A third person, Olumide Kayode, is said to be at large.

The anti-graft agency’s counsel, Mr. Seidu Atteh, said the defendants conspired to defraud the bank, hacked into its network with their laptop, router and grabber/key logger to obtain the password of key operations staff through the Central Processing Unit (CPU).

He further alleged that the defendants aimed to access the bank’s network to conduct fraudulent transactions, ‎and ‎to access the CPU to transfer unauthorised sum of money into other accounts.

The EFCC further alleged that the second defendant, Ajibade, forged a National Diploma certificate, purportedly issued by The Polytechnic, Ibadan, to one Ajibade Abass Rotimi, with matriculation number 029511. According to him, the offences were committed on July 10, 2014 within Ikeja Judicial Division.

Justice Lawal-Akapo ordered them remanded in Kirikiri‎ Maximum Prison pending their bail application. He then adjourned the matter till October 26, 2015.

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