James Nwagalezi, 28, was arraigned before a Lagos Magistrate’s Court yesterday, for allegedly conniving with Okoli Nmesoma, already facing trial, to hack into the mobile app account of Eko Bank Plc and unlawfully withdrew N207 million.
Nwagalezi has been slammed with a four-count charge bordering on felony to wit unlawfully hacking into the bank account and stealing, preferred against him by the Police.
Inspector Jimoh Joseph, the police prosecutor, told the court that the defendant alongside a couple of other friends who are still at large committed the offence on April 27 at Igboelerin, Okokomaiko, Ojo, Lagos.
He said that “Nwagalezi was arrested after several months of manhunt. His arrest brings the number of suspects arrested and charged to court to six. The Police are still hunting for more suspects involved in the alleged fraud.”.
Nwagalezi pleaded not guilty to the charge and was placed on a N1 million bail. The case was adjourned till July 4 and the defendant ordered to be remanded at the Ikoyi Prison, pending when he is able to perfect his bail conditions.