9th February, 2022
Justice O.O. Abike-Fadipe of the Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos has adjourned the trial of one Chris Ihebuzo known as the “Access Bank hacker”.
This is coming after Ihebuzo bragged of gaining access to the bank’s database and extracting data of over 2,000 customers, including their Bank Verification Numbers (BVN).
He was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in September 2020.
Ihebuzo is charged with offences bordering on stealing, demanding property by written threat, attempting to commit a felony, unauthorised access to computer material, unauthorised modification of computer material, and unauthorised access with intent to commit and facilitate the commission of further offences.
Access Bank had petitioned the EFCC and following the conclusion of investigations, a seven-count charge was drafted against him.
However, he pleaded “not guilty”.
Justice Fadipe then adjourned his trial till February 18, 2022.