The Kaduna zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has commenced investigation into an alleged case of conspiracy, computer-related fraud and benefitting from proceeds of crime levelled against one Okhipo David, who claims to be an undergraduate.
This was disclosed in a statement issued by Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC’s Head of Media and Publicity, on Monday.
David, who was arrested on Monday, 15 March 2021, had sometime in November 2012, presented himself as a staff of a new generation bank, requested the account details of a complainant in order to update some information on the account. The complainant suspected fraud and refused to oblige his request.
But he let down his guard when another call came from the same telephone number in the same month, requesting his token details. He volunteered the information without sensing danger.
Moments after giving out the token details, the victim began receiving debit alerts on his Dollar account to the tune of $4,801.42. He later reported the incident to his bank but to date, no refund was made; hence he reported the matter to the EFCC.
According to the commission, investigation revealed that the suspect used four other accounts for the illegal withdrawals and transfer from the complainant’s account. The accused also conspired with his roommate to use his account to receive money from the victim’s account.
Documents suspected to be fraudulent were also recovered from his email.
The suspect will soon be charged to court, the Commission said.