The Zone 2 Police Command in Lagos State has confirmed the arrest of two individuals linked to a syndicate involved in the hacking of over 1000 bank accounts in Nigeria. The arrest was made in Ogun State following a petition from the United Bank for Africa (UBA). SP Hauwa Idris-Adamu, the spokesperson for the Zone 2 Police Command, announced the arrest in a press release.


The suspects, identified as Yusuf Ademola, aged 40, and Adesina Abiodun, aged 50, specialized in hacking into the accounts of local banks. The police spokesperson stated that efforts are being intensified to apprehend other syndicate members involved in the criminal activities.


The arrest came after the United Bank for Africa submitted a petition on May 8, 2023, to the Assistant Inspector General of Police, reporting the existence of syndicates engaged in internet fraud targeting various banks in Nigeria, with a particular focus on UBA. The syndicates were allegedly hacking into customers’ accounts and transferring their funds.


The police command is committed to addressing cybercrimes and internet fraud in Nigeria. The arrest of these suspects is a significant step towards dismantling the hacking syndicate and ensuring the protection of bank accounts and financial transactions.


Investigations are ongoing, and the police will work diligently to uncover the full extent of the syndicate’s activities and bring all involved individuals to justice. The collaboration between law enforcement agencies and financial institutions is crucial in combating cybercrimes and safeguarding the banking sector.