EFCC Arrests Suspected Cyber Criminal In Lagos

The Lagos zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested one Ihebuzo Chris for alleged cyber stalking.

Chris, a suspected serial cyber criminal, was arrested recently in Benin City, Edo State, following a petition received by the Commission from a new generation bank.

The petitioner alleged that the suspect had, in an online video, claimed to be in possession of some personal information and Biometric Verification Numbers of over 1000 customers of the bank, which he claimed to have obtained after hacking into its data base from his personal laptop computer.

Items recovered from the suspect, at the point of arrest, include the laptop computer, which he used to upload the said viral video, a printout of over 2000 bank details, including the BVN of customers of the bank, 12 blank ATM cards suspected to be for perpetration of his alleged criminal activity.

Investigations are ongoing to unravel other culprits involved in the suspected crime.

He would be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.

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