Millions of Naira has been carted away by Suspected internet fraudsters who have reportedly hacked into Ogun
State-owned mortgage bank, Gateway Savings and Loans Limited.
Men of Ogun State Police Command are investigating the multi-
million Naira fraud.
According to Sunday Vanguard it was 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
Sources told our correspondent that the team was led by the
Senior Special Adviser on Security to Governor Ibikunle Amosun.
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
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 fraud.
But in a telephone interview with our correspondent the state
Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Alhaji Yusuph
Olaniyonu, confirmed the incident.