3 Suspects Arrested For Defrauding Man Of N7m Through SIM SWAP

Written by Rita Nwachukwu

Three men have being arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for defrauding a man of the sum of seven million Naira through SIM swap.


It was gathered that the three suspects, Adewuyi Adebayo, 31, Osikoya Gboyega, 44 and Akintunde Ogunrinde, 47, were arrested in Lagos state and transferred to Makurdi, the capital city of Benue state.


According to Channels Television, the EFCC has released a statement saying, “The petitioner alleged that on 18th of February, 2018, he noticed his MTN line had stopped working as no calls or messages came to his phone and the phone displayed a message saying, ‘invalid SIM card’.


“He went to the MTN office to lodge a complaint but was told to apply for a welcome back SIM that was not successful as someone else had swapped his SIM card in Abia State.


“He immediately contacted his account officer at FCMB to inform them of the development and to change his alert phone number to another line, only to discover that transactions had occurred on his account without his consent.”


The Anti-graft agency disclosed that the sum of N7,107,540 has since been removed from the victim’s account through online transfers.


It added that the suspects will soon be charged to court.


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