Police arrest 10 persons for hacking bank accounts in Kano
Posted by News Express | 19 July 2021 | 623 times
•Kano State CP, Sama’ila Shu’aibu-Dikko
By OMON OKHUEVBIE
Kano State Police have arrested eight men and two women for allegedly belonging to a gang that specialises in hacking individuals’ bank accounts to withdraw money.
According to the Public Relations Officer, DSP Abdullahi Haruna-Kiyawa, disclosed in a statement that the suspects were arrested in a hotel in Kano.
“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 stated.
He further said that the suspects confessed to hacking various individuals’ bank accounts and withdrawing various amounts of money.
However, the Commissioner of Police, Mr Sama’ila Shu’aibu-Dikko ordered for discreet investigation into the matter. (Daily Independent)
Source: News Express
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