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Crime - February 6, 2024

Cyber security: Police arraigns  Bonse over alleged N50m  computer-related fraud, money laundering 

….As IGP directs National Cybercrime Centre to sustain fight against cybercrime, fraud

 

Stanley Ihedigbo

 

Nigeria Police National CyberCrime Centre, has arraigned one Wilfred Bonse before the Federal High Court Abuja over alleged computer-related fraud, money laundering and sundry offenses to the tone of N50m.

According to the Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi , the suspect, one Bonse, a resident of Flat 6 block 9, Aso garden Estate karsana, Abuja, allegedly participated in a case of conspiracy to commit computer-related fraud, money laundering and sundry offenses to the tone of N50m  contrary to sections Section 14(1) of the Cybercrime (prohibition, prevention, ETC) Act ,2015, Sections 20(a)(b) & 21(a) of the money laundering (prevention and prohibition) Act, 2022.

The arraignment was a step further in the pursuit of justice in the investigation of Patricia security breach. The case is also a boost to the relentless efforts of the Nigeria Police Force National Cybercrime Centre to combat cyber and cyber-enabled crime and financial fraud in the country and beyond.

The court ruled that the suspect be remanded at the correctional facility until the next date of hearing.

The Inspector General of Police IGP Olukayode Adeolu Egbetokun,  while reiterating the unwavering commitment of the Force to upholding the law and ensuring justice for all, has directed the Force National Cybercrime Center under the leadership of CP Uche Ifeanyi Henry to keep trailblazing trends in alignment with global best practices in combating Cyber and cyber-enabled crime in its dynamics.

In order to continually sustain the tempo of the fight against cybercrimes, or for any inquiries or sharing information with the centre, members of the general public are urged to contact us  via policecyberunit@npf.cybersecurity.gov.ng

 

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