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Police Arrest Three POS Hackers in Ibadan
The Oyo state command of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has revealed that it has taken custody of three (4) Point of sales (POS) thieves who have stolen nothing less than N16 million in Oyo State.
The development was revealed in a statement released on Tuesday by the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) spokesperson, Olumuyiwa Adejobi.
Sanmi Ayodeji, 29, Felix Oluwaseun, 24, and Adeleye Oluwaseun, 34, were named as the suspects. It was claimed that they signed up for a POS platform called Tmoni Technologies Company using their bank verification numbers (BVN) and those of their friends and family members without their permission.
They reportedly opened valid wallet accounts with Tmoni, bypassed the company’s network security system, and fraudulently transferred N16,149,195 from the Tmoni platform to various online accounts from where they made withdrawals.
Adejobi claimed that following a complaint from the financial controller of the Tmoni platform, agents of the NPF national cybercrime centre detained the accused in Ibadan, Oyo state.
“Upon their arrest, the suspects were found in possession of several mobile phones, POS machines, SIM cards, Automated Teller Machine (ATM) Cards, and one Toyota Matrix car with registration no. KUJ 548 CN, which they confessed was bought with proceeds of the crime,” the statement reads.
“The Inspector-General of Police, while calling on users of online banking platforms to be vigilant with regard to their personal information, urges all citizens and residents in the country, as stakeholders in ensuring maximum security, to report all suspicious cyber activities via 09168343711, firstname.lastname@example.org or on the NPF Cybercrime Reporting Portal – https://incb.npf.gov.ng/.
“The IGP similarly commended the Director, NPF National Cybercrime Centre, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Uche Ifeanyi Henry, for his diligence and dedication, which has led to the breakthroughs recorded so far.
“The suspects will be charged to court as soon as possible.”
See photos of the suspects below.