By Mary BASSEY, Senior Investigator Correspondent Lagos/
LAGOS– POLICE Detectives attached to the Special Fraud Unit on Milverton Road Ikoyi Lagos have indicted to prominent second generation commercial banks (names withheld) as regular banks through most Yahoo-yahoo boys transfer stolen funds into.
Sources said when such millions of naira were traced to two bogus accounts, the police promptly approached a federal high court for a Post No Debit PND Order on the accounts following which the stashed millions could no longer be accessed while owners of the accounts were traced and arrested.
A statement by the Command’s PRO SP Eyitayo Johnson made available to CrimeWorld magazine online praising Police operatives for an excellent job said the same court also granted the prayers of one of his lawyers to reverse a stolen 30 Million Naira that was hacked and stashed in one of said banks.
SP Eyitayo added that some of the suspects have had their day in court while manhunt had been lunched for the fleeing suspects saying, “Federal High Court grant PSFU’s Prayers directing (These banks) to reverse proceeds of Fraud traced to its customers’ Accounts.
The Legal Section of Police Special Fraud Unit (PSFU) under the stewardship of CP. Anyasinti Josephine Nnekahad obtained an Order of the Federal High Court, Lagos; directing (these banks) to reverse the sums of Thirteen Million Naira (N13,000,000.00) and Two Million Naira (N2,000,000.00) to Source Accounts where it was fraudulently obtained.
The proceeds of the fraud, which was meant for the purchase of Chinese Yuan for the victim was traced to (the account)Number 1023240381, Account Name: Alibababa Information Trading and another Account Number 1016167633, Account Name: Guang Dong Shou Wang Trading.
PSFU quickly placed a lien on the accounts in order to prevent the monies from being dissipated while an order of the Federal High Court was obtained to reverse the funds. Operatives of the Unit are on the trial of one Mrs. Lilly (surname unknown) and other suspects involved in the crime.
Continuing, the Command’s image added, “Onthe 2nd of November, 2022, the Federal High Court, Lagos; granted the prayers of ASP. Daniel Apochi, Esq. of PSFU for the reversal of Twenty-Eight Million Naira (N28,000,000.00) being part of Thirty Million Naira (N30,000,000.00) transferred to (one these banks) Account Number 1013160804 (Account Name: Diemo Dinolarge Onokpite).
The Acount Holder is the Managing Director of Dino-Large Limited and member of a Cyber/Advance Fee Fraud syndicate who hacked into the computers of a New-Generation DepositMoney Bank and successfully harvested customers’ data.The harvested information was used to generate cloned e-mails through which fake instruction for the transfer of Twenty Million Naira (N20,000,000.00) to the account of Diemo Dinolarge was given.
Operatives of the Unit, while utilizing its existing synergy with the victims’ and suspects’ Banks; swiftly placed Post-No-Debit (PND) on the account while the Federal High Court was approached to reverse the money. The sum of Two Million Naira (N2,000,000.00) had been dissipated before the PND was emplaced while the remaining Twenty-Eight Million Naira (N28,000,000.00) was recovered by the Order of the Court.
Diemo Dinolarge who acts as “Picker” for the syndicate was tracked and arrested as investigation continues to apprehend other members of his syndicate.”