A Nigerian man was arrested at Haatso, Ghana for allegedly hacking into a commercial bank’s electronic mail and stealing GH�25,000.
The suspect, Godwin Udu
A Ghanaian Assistant Superintendent of Police, Eugene Nyavor, has disclosed that the management of a bank (name withheld) has arrested and handed over to the police a Nigerian man identified as Godwin Onwuneme Udu, for allegedly hacking into the bank’s electronic mail and stealing GH¢25,000 on July 19, at the Haatso area of Ghana.
According to Ghana’s Daily Guide, Godwin allegedly transferred the cash from a customer and transferred it into his personal account at a different bank.
The bank noticed the fraud and mounted surveillance, which led to his arrest at the Haatso branch of the bank where he had gone to withdraw some money using a check book.
The fraud suspect who have been operating with other gangsters, has also been engaged in another fraud case which is being handled by the Documentation Fraud Unit at the police headquarter in Accra.
ASP Nyavor urged banks to consult expects to monitor their control systems to save them from any financial losses.
“Bankers must also ensure that they get authorization from customers before huge sums of money are given out, even when the bearer has a check book,” he said.