UNIZIK Student Arrested For Stealing VP Osinbajo’s N8Million
Two undergraduate students of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Akwa, identified as Ebuka Orumba and Patrick Nwafor, allegedly hacked into a bank account of a law firm SimmonsCooper Partners and stole eight million naira (N8miilion). The account was said to belong to the vice president, Prof Yemi Osinbajo.
UNIZIK Student Arrested For Stealing VP Osinbajo’s N8Million?? According to investigations, Nwafor and Orumba are final-year students of environmental science and computer engineering respectively.
The students were said to have used fraudulent means to hack into the email of the account manager of the vice president’s law firm, Tunde Irukera.
They also allegedly sent a mail to UBA PLC branch to one Obuba Fidelia on Thursday, July 2, instructing the bank to transfer eight million naira from SimmonsCooper’s bank account to three different bank accounts they opened for the fraud.
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The Unizik undergraduates allegedly connived with a tricycle rider, Artor Kalu, to open a bank account with Zenith bank to where three million naira (N3,000,000) was transferred using the false name Engineer Asukwo Okoro.
The remaining amounts were said to have been transferred to two other unnamed bank accounts.Luck, however, ran out on the undergraduate students when their alleged gang member, Kalu, went to the Zenith bank account at Mushin to withdraw the N3,000,000 but he was intrcepted by detectives from the Special Anti-robbery Squad (SARS) following a tip off from the bank.
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The police subsequently arrested Kalu and following his statement, the police arrested Orumba, but Nwafor escaped.During the investigation the police discovered that Kalu, with the help of others, obtained a fake driver’s licence which he used to open the Zenith Bank account.
The SARS detectives have since charged Orumba and Kalu to court on a five-count charge of conspiracy, stealing and fraud while efforts continue to trace Nwafor who the others claimed to be the mastermind of the fraud.