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  • Hotel cleaner arrested over N500million fraud
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    30 year old hotel cleaner, Ahuja Sylvester, who allegedly defrauded a company of N2 million and attempted to collect another N500 million after hacking into the company’s e -mail address, has been arrested by operatives of Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos State Police Command.
    Ahuja who was reportedly arrested on Friday at 911 Hotel, Warri, Delta State, sometime in April, 2017, hacked into the e – mail of a Lagos based company, posing as the Managing Director and instructing the firm’s accountant to disburse the sum of N2 million into his Access Bank account.
    However he ran out of luck after he used same approach in June 2017, to request the payment of N500 million into a Zenith Bank account. The company detected this and quickly alerted the police who got him arrested.

    In his statement to the police, Ahuja who was linked to the crime after  investigations revealed that the initial N2m was withdrawn with a debit card belonging to him, denied hacking into the account of any company, as he claimed one NYSC member, Emmanuel, was the culprit.
    According to the suspect, he met Emmanuel at his work place in April, 2017.
    “Emmanuel told me that he was stranded and that somebody was going to send money to him.
    He requested that I allow him use my ATM card because he couldnt locate his own and I did. He told me that I should alert him whenever I received credit alert on my phone and I did.
    I expected these transactions to have been completed after two days. After almost a week, I saw him and I requested for my ATM, he told me he was still using it. He later told me that he had misplaced it. That was how he didn’t return the debit card again and he disappeared.
    My salary came and I approached the bank. That was when I was told my account was having issues. This was the moment I got to know my account was used for fraudulent transactions”, he said.

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