8 men, 2 women in police net for hacking people’s accounts in Kano



The police in Kano State confirmed the arrest of  eight and women allegedly belonging to a syndicate that specialises in hacking individuals accounts to withdraw money.The Public Relations Officer, DSP Abdullahi Haruna-Kiyawa, disclosed this in a statement in Kano.“ July 14,  at about 23:50hrs, a team of policemen led by DSP Kabir Wali working credible information arrested the in a hotel in Kano metropolis.“The are Umar Aminu, Muhammad Muhammad, Kabiru Idris, Salim Sani, Umar Muhammad, Yusuf Ibrahim, Aminu Lawan, Jibril Aliyu, Hauwa Abubakar and Aisha Abubakar.“

They all reside in Sheka quarters, Kano and were arrested in connection with electronic card-related fraud,” Haruna-Kiyawa said. said confessed to hacking various individuals bank accounts and withdrawing various amounts of money.

The Commissioner of Police, Mr Sama’ila Shu’aibu-Dikko, said, has  ordered discreet investigation into the matter. added would be charged to court after investigations.In a related development, Haruna-Kiyawa confirmed the arrest of 21 armed suspects, seven kidnap suspects, 23 drug dealers, 18 suspected fraudsters, five vehicle theft suspects, 11 cattle rustlers and 140 notorious thugs (Yan daba).

said were arrested in the 44 Local Government  Councils of the state under a “clearance Operations” to rid the state of all forms of crimes.The spokesman said that nine locally-made guns, four vehicles and three motorcycles were recovered during the operation. said the police also recovered 265 knives, 28 scissors, 80 sharp rods, 145 parcels of dried leaves, 176 mobile phones, six cows and N3 million, among others during the operations.(NAN)