By Paul Osuyi, Asaba
Thugs suspected of being Internet fraudsters allegedly hacked into the account of a company, Great Wall Exchange, and successfully transferred N 78,852,881 from the account.
The suspects, numbering 20, transferred the money to three different bank accounts.
The senior company official, Mr. George Ogbemudia who sounded the alarm on the fraudulent conversion of company funds, reported the incident to the police.
Delta State Police Commissioner Ari Muhammed Ali confirmed the report during a press briefing in Asaba.
Ali said a low-key investigation revealed the act was allegedly carried out by some people later identified as Chiejina Harry, Adolf Dave, Jeremiah Idaji, Aisosa Destiny, Akeni Ogheneyole and Gift whose last name is unknown.
According to him, 14 other collaborators are still at large.
He said five of the suspects arrested so far have been arrested at various locations in Abuja, the country’s capital; Lagos, the country’s commercial hub; and Warri in Delta State.
“As a Chiejina, Harry was later arrested in Edo State at a hotel where he was hiding.
“He would be responsible for disbursing the embezzled funds. The investigation is ongoing, ”he said.