Police operatives in Adamawa State have arrested four teenage boys over alleged cybercrime in the capital, Yola.
The suspects have already told the police that they have been hacking people’s bank accounts and defrauding them since December last year.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Suleiman Nguroje, told newsmen Thursday that officers of the Criminal Investigation Department of the Police, relying on intelligence reports, arrested the suspects at Shagari Phase 2, a housing estate in Yola South LGA.
He gave the names of the suspects as Jamilu Abubakar, 21; Asab Vitalis, 18; Honest Zubairu, 16; and Paul Ladan Vanasha, 17; all residents of Shagari Phase 2.
”The suspects confessed that they have been hacking into people’s bank accounts and debiting them,” he disclosed, explaining that they do this using advanced techniques and skills.
“Investigation so far has revealed that the suspects have been committing the offence since December 2022,” he added, revealing that fake $8,300 notes; one iPhone, and three Android phones were recovered from them.
He said the state Commissioner of Police, CP Afolabi Babatola, had directed that the suspects be arraigned in court upon completion of investigations.