The Nigeria police in Benin City, the Edo state capital, have arrested three youths for stealing N210,000 from people’s bank accounts in Benin City.
The Nation is reporting that the three youths, Theophilus Okoh, Louis Odedamen and Lucky David are in police custody awaiting trial.
One of them who spoke with The Nation, Okoh, said the crime was carried out by dialing *894# and the money is transferred from the victims account in a particular new generation bank.
He made the confession while being paraded with other 24 suspects at the Edo state police command.
The others were paraded for armed robbery, kidnapping and cult related activities.
Okoh further said: “We were arrested because we transfer people’s money to our account. We have successfully transferred N210,000 from three different persons’ accounts before we were arrested.
“We did not hack into their account. By dialing *894* the amount will go to the account number you want to transfer money to. We got access to their account numbers during SIM registration”
He confessed that it was one man whose SIM card they registered and transferred N10,000 from his account that reported them to the police, leading to their arrest.
The state commissioner of police who paraded them, Haliru Gwandu, said his command would not condone any form of cybercrime in the state.