A young thief, David Lucky, who is one of the three persons arrested by operatives of Edo State Police Command, has opened up on how he and members of his gang transferred money from their victims’ accounts to their own accounts, using their victims’ phones.
Lucky confessed that the sum of N210,000 was transferred from the accounts of three of their victims on the last day of 2016 through the code of a popular bank.
He told Southern City News that, “We transferred money from people’s account. We used to work for a telecoms company. When we see people with big phones, we told them that they could watch satellite TV stations on their phones. We also offered to help them with their subscription.
“Through that process, we also transferred money from people’s accounts. We transferred N100,000 each from the accounts of two individuals and N10,000 from another account. We did it on the eve of the New Year.”
The 19-year-old suspect said one of their victims alerted the police when she discovered a deduction in her account and raised the alarm.
The suspect said, “The person from whose account we transferred N100,000 saw us when we were going home and held my friend, who transferred the money and demanded his money.
“From there, we were arrested and taken to New Benin. I regret everything. My dad is late but my mum was fed up with me because of what I did.”