Ex Banker Ajisafe Olugbenga Arrested For Stealing Bank Customers Money Through Sim Swapping
March 20, 2017 – Ex Banker Ajisafe Olugbenga Harrison Arrested For Stealing Bank Customers Money Through Sim Swap Deal
Lagos State RRS operatives have arrested the suspected ring leader and architect of several bank frauds in Lagos State.
The suspected fraudster, Ajisafe Olugbenga, 47, from Osun State, was allegedly the mastermind who has been fingered in several bank frauds.
Ajisafe, an ex-banker, who is popularly known as Harrison among his gang, was arrested last Tuesday after he was mentioned as the initiator of sims swap deal at a network provider’s outlet in Surulere, Lagos and Abeokuta, Ogun State.
Ajisafe had before his arrest last Tuesday being on the run over his involvement in a N2 million fraud in one of the old generation banks in Lagos State sometime in April, 2016.
The suspect, who is regarded as the chief distributor of roles in all the bank frauds, was alleged to have a vast network with insiders in banks.
Ajisafe was also alleged to have exploited his vast network with insiders in banks to procure bank details of high net worth customers. It is this information such as account balance, account number and phone number of the owner and e-mail that the gang work on to perpetrate the fraud.
According to sources, the gang blocks or swaps the sim of the bank customer so that he or she did not receive the transaction on the account, which were mostly perpetrated on a weekend when the money were withdrawn in tranches.
Before this, the bank insider, who has his or her cut on every transaction, would have helped the gang to increase the customer’s withdrawal limit.
Sources disclosed that when the suspected fraudsters were arrested, several print outs of customers details were found with the group. It was further revealed that the balances on all the print outs was over N800 million.
Those arrested for prosecution in that case included Michael Adeoye, Ayo Olalekan, Israel Ochenehi, Adegbenro Opeyemi, Obong Udeme – Obot and Peter Ezurike.