Uproar As Man Hacks Into Bank Data Base, Steals N68b [Photo]



A man who allegedly hacked into a second generation bank data base stealing a whooping N68,028,000,000 has been charged to court.

The accused, Stephen Omaidu, was arraigned before Justice M. A. Nasir of the Federal Capital Territory High Court sitting in Jabi, Abuja on a two count charge bordering on theft by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Monday.

The accused pleaded not guilty to the charges.

According to the EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, Omaidu, in connivance with one Alhaji K. B. Kabiru, Godswill Oyegwa, Ben and Oliver, all at large, allegedly hacked into the server of a second generation bank and transferred the money.

Uwujaren said: “He transferred the money into different accounts for personal gains.”

The image maker said the offence is punishable under section 287 of the Penal Code Act.

Following his “not guilty” plea, counsel to the EFCC, S. A. Ugwuebgulam, asked the court to fix a date for trial to commence.

However, the defence counsel, Gabriel O. Sanifu, urged the court to admit the accused to bail pending trial, saying the offence is bailable.

Ugwuebgulam objected to the application on the ground that the accused had failed to honour the administrative bail terms earlier granted him by the Commission and could do same if not remanded by the court.



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