The Niger State Police Command has arrested two suspected hackers of bank accounts who specialize in using software to steal customers’ money.
The suspects, whose names were given as Abdulmalik Usman and Najeeb Saidu, both of IBB Road, Hill Top, Minna, were apprehended by police operatives attached to some banks.
The suspects had been involved in the crime for over three years before they were nabbed. In a confessional statement, the prime suspect, Usman, boasted:
“This is what I know how to do. I just installed the software in the system and it works like a magic; I can withdraw any amount I want.
“The software can be used to withdraw money from any bank in Nigeria and you will begin to make your cool money without police hassles. They (police) don’t even understand how it works.”
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Muhammad Abubakar, confirmed the arrest, saying the suspects had confessed to the crime.
Abubakar said police operatives recovered five Automated Teller Machine cards belonging to different banks, hard drugs and a Command Secondary School identity card from the suspects.
He added that the suspects would be charged to court as soon as the police completed their investigation.