Cyber security: NPF arraigns Bonse in connection with patricia’s financial security breach

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In furtherance of the Police’s zeal to safeguard Nigeria’s, and by extension, global cyber space, the Nigeria Police National CyberCrime Centre, on Thursday, 1st February 2024, advancing on the heels of a clinical investigation, arraigned one Wilfred Bonse before the Federal High Court Abuja.

According to ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, Force Public Relations Officer, Force Headquarters, Abuja in a press statement; the suspect, one Bonse, a resident of Flat 6 block 9, Aso garden Estate karsana, Abuja, allegedly participated in a case of conspiracy to commit computer-related fraud, money laundering and sundry offenses to the tone of 50 million naira contrary to sections Section 14(1) of the Cybercrime (prohibition, prevention, ETC) Act ,2015, Sections 20(a)(b) & 21(a) of the money laundering (prevention and prohibition) Act, 2022.

“The arraignment was a step further in the pursuit of justice in the investigation of Patricia security breach. The case is also a boost to the relentless efforts of the Nigeria Police Force National Cybercrime Centre to combat cyber and cyber-enabled crime and financial fraud in the country and beyond,” according to Adejobi

The court ruled that the suspect be remanded at the correctional facility until the next date of hearing.

The Inspector General of Police IGP Olukayode Adeolu Egbetokun, while reiterating the unwavering commitment of the Force to upholding the law and ensuring justice for all, has directed the Force National Cybercrime Center under the leadership of CP Uche Ifeanyi Henry to keep trailblazing trends in alignment with global best practices in combating Cyber and cyber-enabled crime in its dynamics.

“In order to continually sustain the tempo of the fifght against Cybercrimes, or for any inquiries or sharing information with the centre, members of the general public are urged to contact us via policecyberunit@npf.cybersecurity.gov.ng” Adejobi further disclosed.