Nigerian Man Arrested In Ghana For Hacking Into A Banking System And Stealing (Photo)


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A Nigerian businessman who
allegedly hacked into a bank’s
electronic mail and stole GH
¢25,000, is in the grips of the
police.
Godwin Onwuneme Udu allegedly transferred the cash
from the customer and
transferred it into his personal
account at a different bank.
He was on his way to withdraw
the money from his bank at Haatso when bank officials and
the police accosted him.
The suspect, according to
information, had been operating
with other gangsters, but failed
to mention the names of his accomplices when he was
arrested.
He is said to have engaged in
another fraud case also being
handled by the Documentation
Fraud Unit at the police headquarters in Accra.
The deputy director in-charge of
the Unit, Assistant
Superintendent of Police (ASP)
Eugene Nyavor, said on July 19,
the management of the bank (name withheld) arrested and
handed over Godwin
Onwuneme Udu to the police.
He said Godwin hacked into the
bank’s email account and
transferred the money from a customer’s account into a
different account.
The bank noticed the fraud and
mounted surveillance, which led
to his arrest at the Haatso branch
of the bank where he had gone to withdraw some money using
a check book.
He has provisionally been
charged for stealing and is being
prepared for court.
ASP Nyavor urged banks to consult expects to monitor their
control systems to save them
from any financial losses.
“Bankers must also ensure that
they get authorization from
customers before huge sums of money are given out, even when
the bearer has a check book,”
he admonished.