Nigeria: Hackers who defrauded Polaris bank of N466m get N1m bail
London, Jan 24, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Five alleged hackers who defrauded Polaris Bank of Nigeria, of the sum of N466million were on Wednesday granted bail by Justice Mohammed Tukur of the Kaduna State High Court.
The Alleged fraudsters, Bashir Abdullahi Mohammed, Oche Ogenyi, Adefila Taofile Kayode, Rabiu Aliko Lawal and Mmadu Mathew, are standing trial on a two-count charge bordering on conspiracy and stealing to the tune of N466, 000, 000 (Four Hundred and Sixty Six Million Naira) only.
They were arraigned on January 16, 2019 for allegedly hacking into Polaris Bank’s application to defraud the bank of the said sum.
They were said to had fraudulently increased the N781, 000 in one of the customer’s bank account to N466 million.
One of the counts against them reads: “That you Bashir Abdullahi Mohammed, Oche Ogenyi, Adefila Taofile Kayode, Rabiu Aliko Lawal and Mmadu Mathew Onyekachi, and others at large sometime in 2018 in Kaduna within the judicial Division of the High Court did conspire amongst yourselves to commit theft of the sum of N446m and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 58(1) of the Penal code and punishable under Section 59(1) of the Same Law”.
They had pleaded “not guilty” to the charges.
The trial judge on Wednesday granted them bail in the sum of N1 million each and one surety in like sum, who must have a landed property within Kaduna metropolis.
The case was subsequently adjourned to March 13, 2019 for hearin