Suspected internet fraudsters have reportedly hacked into
Ogun State-owned mortgage bank, Gateway Savings and
Loans Limited, and stole millions of Naira.
Men of Ogun State Police Command are investigating the
multi-million Naira fraud.
Sunday Vanguard gathered that the internet fraud prompted a
team of armed mobile policemen to storm the branch of Skye
Bank Plc, located in Oke-Ilewo, Abeokuta, on Friday.
The security operatives reportedly arrived the bank
premises about 4:30pm with an armoured personnel carrier
and some patrol vans and threatened to whisk the bank
manager and some staff away.
Sources told our correspondent that the team was led by the
Senior Special Adviser on Security to Governor Ibikunle
The source further said that customers , especially those
who had wanted to use the Automated Teller Machines
(ATMs) within the bank premises took to their heels while
sighting the policemen.
It was learnt that the bank staff engaged the policemen in
argument and were reluctant to release their manager for
about two hours.
An official of the bank, who spoke on condition of
anonymity, told Sunday Vanguard that a senior official was
later taken to the Ibara Divisional Police Station, Abeokuta
to write a statement.
Sunday Vanguard gathered that the bank official was
released immediately he wrote his statement while some
other officials of the Gateway Savings and Loans Limited
have also been quizzed.
The state Commissioner for Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun,
could not be reached yesterday for comments on the alleged
But in a telephone interview with our correspondent the
state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Alhaji
Yusuph Olaniyonu, confirmed the incident.