Nigerian hacks Ghana bank, steals ¢25,000

Suspect, Godwin Onwuneme Udu, has been arrested after hacking into a bank's mailing system and stealing the sum of GH¢25,000.

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The suspect, Godwin Onwuneme Udu

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A Nigerian man has been arrested in Ghana after hacking into a bank's electronic mail system and stealing GH¢25,000.

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The suspect identified as Godwin Onwuneme Udu was nabbed at Haatso, Ghana on July 19, 2016 after his hacking stunt.

Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Eugene Nyavor, deputy director-in-charge of the Unit disclosed that the bank's management, name withheld, was responsible for Udu's arrest before handing him over to the police.

The suspect is alleged to have transferred the cash from a customer's account, into his personal account in a different bank. Udu had been arrested on his way to withdraw the money.

Udu is said to have been operating with other gang members and has reportedly been involved in another fraud case which is being investigated by the Documentation Fraud Unit at the police headquarter in Accra.

ASP Nyavor, said that the bank had flagged the transfer, mounting surveillance which inadvertently led to Udu's arrest.

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The ASP went on to urge other banks to bring in experts, who would be in charge of monitoring their control systems, saving them from any other financial losses.

"Bankers must also ensure that they get authorization from customers before huge sums of money are given out, even when the bearer has a check book."

The suspect has been charged with stealing and will be arraigned before the court soon enough.

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