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Court adjourns trial of man indicted for hacking 2,000 bank accounts

Justice O. O. Abike-Fadipe of the Particular Offences Court docket in Ikeja, Lagos State, has adjourned the trial of Chris Ihebuzo, who faces a number of counts.

Ihebuzo was arrested by the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC) in September 2020.

The costs are stealing, demanding property by written risk, try to commit a felony, unauthorised entry to pc materials, unauthorised modification of pc materials, and unauthorised entry with intent to commit.

In a video, Ihebuzo, a.okay.a. “Entry Financial institution hacker”, bragged about gaining entry into the database and extracting knowledge of over 2,000 clients, together with Financial institution Verification Numbers (BVNs).

The EFCC stated in August 2020, with intent to extort cash, the defendant despatched an electronic message to the financial institution administration, demanding cash.

The monetary establishment petitioned the company and after an investigation, a seven-count cost was drafted.

Prosecution counsel, Franklin Ofoma, informed the court docket that a number of paperwork, HP laptop computer, chips and discs have been recovered from Ihebuzo.

Justice Abike-Fadipe admitted them as Exhibit P7 to P15 and adjourned trial until February 18 and March 11, 2022. Supply: DailyPost

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