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News : 5 Arrested In Bauchi Over Fraudulent Cybercrime Activity

 


Following the recent statement release by The Nigerian Police Force Bauchi State Command, the culprits were caught following a series of investigation and surveillance

Below is the press release.

PRESS RELEASE. 27/05/2022
The Editor,
CRIME BULLETIN

During the week under review, the Command has made a significant milestone in the combat against crime and criminality.
Worthy of note is the successful operation that led to the arrest of suspected Cybercrime, (YAHOO-YAHOO) Undergoing training in Bauchi Metropolis.
The Operatives of the State Intelligence Bureau (SIB), Bauchi Command acted on a verified intelligence on 20th May 2022, burst into an apartment located at Kirfi Road, GRA, Bauchi, where a training centre was established for the training of youths who want to venture into internet crime (yahoo-yahoo) by one Emmanuel Saleh alias Wizblaq 22 yrs old 'm' of Rafin-Zurfi, Bauchi.
Suspects arrested in the exotic apartment are;

1. Emmanuel Saleh alias Wizblaq (the ringleader)


2. Matthias Akronyi alias Mad Kid, 20 yrs 'm' of Block 24, 82
Division's Army Barracks, Enugu,


3. Patience Nuhu 21yrs (female) of Rafin-Zurfi, Bauchi.


4. Bulus Haruna 18 yrs old 'm' of Rafin-Zurfi, Bauchi.


5. Kingsley Simon 19 yrs old 'm' of Rafin-Zurfi, Bauchi.



Proceed of crime Items recovered from the residential apartment turned training centre as Exhibits include:
1. Four laptops,
2. One television set.
3. Four sound systems.
4. Brand new power generator.
5. Seven plastic chairs.
6. One office chair.
7. Musical keyboard and fridge.

Findings reveal that:
The principal suspect Emmanuel Saleh and members of the syndicate targeted foreign women under a proxy server, hacked by spoofing the
victim's email account/website which makes it possible to carry out variations in the legitimate email of the victims to fool the victim and
gain access to the accounts, calendar and data.
During the investigation, the suspects confessed to the crime.
The Commissioner of Police directed that the suspects be charged to court as soon as the investigation is concluded.
Consequently, the Commissioner of Police, Bauchi State Command CP. Umar Mamman Sanda fdc, psc,mnim. Advised the citizens of Bauchi State to take note of the following precautions to mitigate
against cybercrime.

1. Be careful of the information shared online(e.g pet names, Date of
Birth etc).
2. Don't click on anything in an unsolicited email/SMS asking to
update or verify your account information.
3. Carefully examine the email address, URL, and spelling used in any
correspondence.
4. Set up two factors (or multi-factor) authentication on any account
that allows it.
5. Be careful what you download. Never open an email attachment
from someone you don't know.
6. Verify payment and purchase requests in person, if possible; or by
calling the person to make sure it is legitimate.
E-SIGNED
SP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, Anipr
Police Public Relations Officer,
For; Commissioner of Police Bauchi State Command.

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