Six persons are currently in police custody for allegedly hacking the software of a universal bank in Accra. The culprits apparently transferred GH¢46 million into the accounts of eight persons in different banks.
According to the Daily Graphic (graphic.com), The Cyber Crime Unit of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service arrested a former banker and owner of Adom Sika Savings and Loans Limited, Sam Acquah, and a web developer, James Taylor, believed to be the masterminds of the cybercrime.
The other alleged culprits, Hudu Abdul Mumuni, Emmanuel Adams, Moro Issah and Agbenu Febous Chrissy were arrested when they showed up at various banks to withdraw the money transferred into their accounts through the illegal wire transaction.
However, two other suspects who have been identified only as Boateng Mends and Pussy Cat, are currently on the run.
The Director of the Cyber Crime Unit of the CID, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Dr. Gustav Herbert Yankson revealed to the Daily Graphic that investigations launched into the incident showed that 13 fake SWIFT transactions were fraudulently made with the money transferred to the bank accounts of eight individuals in different banks between 1 a.m. and 10 a.m. on 2nd July 2020. He said four men showed up at different banks to withdraw the amount that had been transferred into their accounts illegally.
Dr. Gustav Herbert Yankson (ACP) said Adams was arrested at a bank in Madina, Mumuni was arrested at a bank at Ridge, Issah and Chrissy were also arrested at a bank branch at Dansoman, all in Accra.
Through further investigations, the police later arrested the alleged masterminds, Sam Acquah and James Taylor.