It seems that nigerians are begining to practicalise all they learn from Hollywood. From attacking bullion vans to using explosives to gain entry into banks to running after moving planes and hiding in wheel compartments to the most recent, breaking into the data base of a bank! How cool is that??! Sorry, that was my juvenile side talking.
Here’s where the story doesn’t line-up with Hollywood though. In Hollywood, the criminals often end up in the Bahamas, with beach hats on and sipping on cool drinks. No Kirikiri or Alagbon anywhere in the script. Too bad.
As the story goes, The EFCC arrested two young men who claimed to be undergraduates of the University of Jos, Isaiah Friday and Azzaior Samuel, for an alleged N2.05bn fraud. Also, two bureau de change operators, Salihu Mahmoud and Dan Ibrahim, were arrested in connection with the crime.
The suspects are accused of being members of a syndicate that specialised in breaking into the computer data base of financial institutions to carry out dry posting of funds. It was learnt that EFCC initial investigation showed that Friday, who was carrying out computer system maintenance services for one of the Union Bank branches in Jos, Plateau State, on a part-time basis, paved the way for the fraudsters to penetrate the bank’s database.
The Head, Media and Publicity, EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, said the suspects were arrested in Lagos and Jos.
All i know is some other guys will transfer more than that 2billion if they had the oppurtunity.