Phone Repairer Moves Customer's Money Through Online Banking
Ishaya Aliyu gave his mobile phone to Lukman Ibrahim (34) for repairs, but the repairer accessed his customer’s pin code and stole N15, 000 from the complainant’s GTBank account using online transfer.
Aliyu reported the matter at the Garki Police Station on May 17 and the police started to investigate.
In the course of police investigations, it was discovered that Ibrahim transferred the money into another GTBank account belonging to a certain Lawal Abdurahman.
Lukman then went to collect the money from the said Abdurahman after the transfer.
For illegally activating his customer’s GTBank online account and transferring money from it, Ibrahim is facing a two-count charge of criminal breach of trust and theft.
He appeared before a Gudu Upper Area Court in Abuja on Friday where he pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The Prosecutor, Kufreabasi Ebong, said the offences contravened sections 311 and 287 of the Penal Code Act.
The Judge, Umar Kagarko, admitted the defendant to the bail in the sum of N20,000 with a reliable surety in like sum.
He then adjourned hearing in the matter until July 19.