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Medical Doctor Hacks Bank Accounts, Uses Stolen Money to Buy Cars


Michael Thompson Williams, a medical doctor, aged 26, was prosecuted on July 9 at a court under the Ikeja Magistrate's jurisdiction because he stole from people's financial accounts through hacking and purchased exotic cars.


The accused belongs to Lagos State where he resides at the address 2667, Hilton Layout, Lekki area. He's under trial for allegedly committing conspiracy and theft. However, he has claimed not guilty. In the court Peter Nwangwu Police Prosecutor said the defendant carried out the crimes at Ajah, which is situated on Epe-Lekki Expressway. The date and time of the crimes were 10th May and 7.50pm respectively. Further according to Nwangwu, the defendant carried out the crimes in association with many others not yet apprehended. He said Williams fraudulently bought one Porsche car, which was priced Naira 28m, and belonged to one Abidogun Adewale. Theeagleonline.com posted this, July 10, 2018.


During prosecution in the court, it was established that Williams' offences flouted the 2015 implemented Criminal Law of Lagos State, sections 280, 287 as well as 411. Williams asserted he did not do anything as charged against him.


He got bail from Magistrate Y. Aje-Afunwa for an amount of Naira 2.5m together with dual sureties of equal amounts. But Williams was ordered to promise doing what was in an affidavit while show documents for verification. While on job at frontline Medical Centre hospitals situated at Tolu, Eko and Lagos, Williams would often illegally access customers' bank accounts as well as their A/Cs with institutions of finance. Besides, he would also spy on people's private e-mails.


When Williams hacked into the bank accounts of people he stole the funds there and used them for lavish expenditures. He admitted his hacking expertise from Canada helped him execute fraudulent operations. According to him, he knew how to purchase different goods valuing N40m using credit cards while undertake fictitious payments in the names of unwitting victims.


It's understood that the accused belongs to a group, which visits car showrooms, makes purchases, and configures some software on the PC that subsequently issues an alert about false payment for the salesman while eventually gets it the cars' ownerships.

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