Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, yesterday, arraigned two men before an Ikeja High Court, Lagos, for allegedly attempting to hack into the internet network of Enterprise Bank Plc.
The suspects; Ola Lawal, Abass Ajide while the third person Olumide Kayode was said to be at large.
The accused persons were arraigned on a four count-charge offence bordering on conspiracy to defraud, felony, stealing and forgery before the court presided by Justice Lateef Lawal-Akapo.
According to the EFCC prosecution, Mr. Seidu Atteh, the accused persons conspired to defraud Enterprise Bank. And hacked into the bank’s network with their laptop computer, router model and grabber/key logger to obtain the password of key operations staff through the Central Processing Unit, CPU.
He said the defendants aimed to access the network of the bank without authority to conduct fraudulent transactions.
The prosecutor also alleged that the accused persons wanted ‎to access the CPU to conduct fraudulent transactions and transfer unauthorised money into other accounts.
He also alleged that the second accused person, Ajibade, forged a Certificate of National Diploma purportedly issued by The Polytechnic, Ibadan to one Ajibade Abass Rotimi with matriculation number 029511.
He informed the court the offences were committed on July 10, 2014 within Ikeja Judicial Division, and contradicted Sections 323, 361(1)(e), and 409 and punishable under Sections 285(1) and (363)(1) of the Criminal Laws No. 11, Lagos State of Nigeria, 2011.
The accused persons pleaded not guilty to the four count charges.
The court did not consider their plea, as Justice Lawal-Akapo ordered them to be remanded in Maximum Prison, Kirikiri‎, Lagos pending when their application would be heard.
The matter has been adjourned till October 26, 2015.