Househelp Clones Employer’s Credit Card, Buys N328,000 Goods Online

A Tinubu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Wednesday remanded a 23-year-old housekeeper, Henry Iruma-Egana, who allegedly stole his employer’s credit card to purchase goods online.

The Magistrate, Mrs F.O. Ikobayo, remanded the housekeeper pending ruling his bail application.

She adjourned the case to November 30 for the ruling.

The accused pleaded not guilty.

The prosecutor, Insp. Richard Odigie, had told the court that the accused cloned Mr. Godwin Okoh’s credit card on November 16 and used it to buy goods worth N 328,000.

He said that the accused used the credit card to pay for a home theatre, laptop and cellphone he purchased on

He said, “Okoh received alert of withdrawal of N187,500, N68,000 and N73,000 respectively on Nov. 16 and 17, and then went to his bank to report the withdrawals.

“The theft was traced to the accused.”

The prosecutor said that the offence contravened Section 285 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

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Driver Clones Boss’ ATM Card, Withdraws N2.8m

A driver, who allegedly stole his boss’ Automated Teller Machine, ATM, card, and two other suspected fraudsters are currently being investigated by the Lagos State Police Command for cloning and withdrawing funds from their victim’s account.

It was learnt that the suspects, identified as Mayowa Adenuga, 25, from Ogun State; Jeremiah Ibitoye, 26, from Osun State, who specialise in cyber fraud; were arrested after withdrawing N2.8 million from a victim’s account.

 It was  gathered that the three-man group used an unknown software to deactivate the owners’ ATM pin number and stopped the victim from receiving withdrawal alerts on their registered mobile number.

According to Adenuga, “I stole my boss ATM card when he misplaced it. I returned it to him after my friends and I cloned the card with Revolar. “Since we cannot withdraw more than N100, 000 through the ATM per day, we use the POS to shop online.”