Henry Ojelu

Enterprise Bank

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arraigned two men for allegedly attempting to hack into the internet network of Enterprise Bank Plc.

The suspects are Ola Lawal, Abass Ajide while the third person Olumide Kayode was said to be at large.

The defendants were arraigned on a four-count charge offence bordering on conspiracy to defraud, felony, stealing and forgery before the court presided over by Justice Lateef Lawal-Akapo.

According to the prosecution, Seidu Atteh, the suspects conspired to defraud Enterprise Bank. And hacked into the bank’s network with their laptop computer, router model and grabber/key logger to obtain the password of key operations staff through the Central Processing Unit (CPU).

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He said the defendants aimed to access the network of the bank without authority to conduct fraudulent transactions.

Atteh alleged that the defendants wanted ‎to access the CPU to conduct fraudulent transactions and transfer unauthorised money into other accounts.

He also alleged that the second defendant, Ajibade forged a Certificate of National Diploma purportedly issued by Polytechnic of Ibadan to Ajibade Abass Rotimi with matriculation number 029511.

He said the offences were committed on July 10, 2014 within Ikeja Judicial Division.

According to him, the offences are contrary Sections 323,361(1)(e), and 409 and punishable under Sections 285(1) and (363)(1) of the Criminal Laws No. 11, Lagos State of Nigeria, 2011.

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When the charges were read, the defendants pleaded not guilty to the four-count charge.

The court did not take their bail application as Justice Lawal-Akapo ordered them to be remanded in Maximum Prison, Kirikiri‎, Lagos pending when their application would be heard.

He subsequently adjourned the matter till 26 October, 2015.