“Because life is hard” that was the reason given by 56-year-old Felix Onyebuchi who was arrest for fraudulently withdrawing the sum of N11m from the account of a bank customer.
The suspect Felix, is said to a professional fraudster, who is very good at stealing and manipulating bank data.
He was caught when he attempted withdrawing N50m from his victim’s account, added to many other victims that he had withdrawn money from their accounts in the past.
Confirming his arrest by the Enugu State commissioner of police, Mr. Nwodibo Ekechukwu he revealed that the suspects method of stealing.
“The syndicate usually apply to mobile telecommunication service providers to ‘welcome-back’ registered phone numbers that belong to their potential victims.
“They block the real account owners and, through the phone numbers, get access to sensitive personal information, including bank data.
“Once they obtain the relevant bank data, members of the syndicate are able to make withdrawals from their victims’ bank accounts” he says
The police have been on the look for the perpetrator of such fraudulent act, following a recent report by customers who complained huge sum of money was taken from their accounts without their authorization.
However, the suspect confessed it was his first time and that hadn’t even taken the money yet at the time he was caught.
“I was caught while attempting to take money from an account in UBA.
“I have not taken money from anybody, I was just about to take money when I was arrested,” he said.
The suspect will be charged to court soon Punch reports.