In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 28th, August, 2020

Busted!! Police Apprehends Syndicate Utilizing SIM Playing cards To Steal From Banks

Busted!! Police Apprehends Syndicate Using SIM Cards To Steal From Banks


The Suspects

The Lagos state police command has arrested 5 members of a syndicate, who specialise in utilizing folks’s phone SIM playing cards to steal cash from their accounts.

The suspects comprising of a feminine and male  are; Daniel Asigbe (m), 25; Ikechukwu Aigbe (m), 25; Frank Opara (m), 21, Seun Dairo (m),  19 and Goodness Ndukwe (f), 19.

In accordance with the Zonal Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Hauwa Idris, the gang, by means of the SIM card, would be capable of decode the sufferer’s Financial institution Verification Quantity ( BVN ) which might allow them to hack into peoples accounts.

“It began on June 20, when  Daniel Asigbe, stole a Samsung X9 from a barber’s store in  Lekki.  The stated Asigbe eliminated the SIM card and gave it to Ikechukwu who fraudulently received the proprietor’s BVN and despatched the identical to 1 Yele who’s presently at massive.

Yele later generated and gave Ikechukwu the account proprietor’s switch pin. Ikechukwu, then, transferred N2,300,000 from the account to the third confederate, Seun Dairo’s account.

He additionally bought N20,000  price of airtime from the account. In the meantime, Seun had given his ATM card to 1 Frank Opara, apparently for an additional deal,” she stated.


Nevertheless, she enjoined the general public to shortly draw crucial attentions in case of lack of cell phones or different valuables.


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