InLagos EFCC nabs suspect for hacking firm's email, stealing N37m

A suspected fraudster has been apprehended by EFCC and charged to court for obtaining the sum of N37m under false pretenses.

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested a suspected fraudster and arraigned him before the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos State.

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The suspect identified as Jules Suinner, reportedly faces three charges bordering on conspiracy to obtain money by false pretences to the tune of N37 million.

The spokesman, EFCC, Mr Wilson Uwujaren disclosed that the suspect is alleged to have hacked the email address of a company, Greenview Development Nigeria Limited, cloning its letterhead and used it to write a letter to Access Bank Plc asking that the sum of N25 million be transferred to the account of ICT Aid Foundation Cooperative Society domiciled with United Bank for Africa. The money was reportedly transferred on July 14, 2015.

The statement adds, “Also, the suspected fraudster, on July 22, 2015, allegedly wrote to Access Bank to transfer the sum of N12m to the account of one Tee-EM Nigeria Limited domiciled with UBA.”

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The suspect pleaded not guilty to the all the charges after which the judge had him remanded in prison and adjourned the case till September 14, 2016, at which time the trial would begin.

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