Chukwudi Oludiniwa, made appearance in a Tinubu Magistrates’ Court, Lagos on Thursday, over an allegedly hacking into two bank accounts, made away with N850,000. He is facing a four-count charge bordering on conspiracy, fraud and stealing.
The prosecutor, Insp. Francisca Okere said that the accused stole the sum of N500,000 from one Mr Idahosa Agbeyi’s UBA account number 1013428509.
[dropcap type=”1″]S[/dropcap]he said that the accused and his accomplice hacked into a United Bank of Africa (UBA) account with number 1013439509 and transferred N350,000 into Oludiniwa’s account.
Sge revealed, the 19-year-old and one other at large committed the offences on Dec. 15 at Stanbic IBTC Bank, Ketu branch.
She submitted that the offences contravene Sections 409, 363, 285, 385 and 386 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2011.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty.
[quote_center]Okere said that the accused was apprehended by the management of the bank when he wanted to withdraw some money.[/quote_center]
Oludiniwa claimed that his accomplice, who was a former neighbour, requested for his bank details for a deposit which he (accused) would help him withdraw. The Magistrate, Mr Lekan Owolabi, granted the accused bail in the sum of N50,000, with two sureties in like sum. He adjourned the case till Feb. 3, 2016.