Police Special Fraud Unit Nabs Coy Boss Over N30m Cyber Fraud

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By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos

Operatives of the Police Special Fraud Unit (PSFU), Lagos, have apprehended a member of a cyber cum advance fee fraud syndicate over alleged involvement in the hacking of a bank account in which the sum of N30 million was defrauded.

The notorious cyber crime suspect, identified as Diemo Dinolarge, is said to be the Managing Director of Dino-Large Limited.

He was alleged to have received the sum of N2 million from the fraud money through his account, necessitating his arrest by the police operatives.

The PSFU spokesperson SP Eyitayo Johnson who confirmed the arrest in a statement, said the Federal High Court, Lagos has granted the prayers of the Unit for the reversal of  the remaining Twenty-Eight Million Naira (N28,000,000.00) being part of Thirty Million Naira.

His words” On the 2nd of November, 2022, the Federal High Court, Lagos; granted the prayers of ASP. Daniel Apochi, Esq. of PSFU for the reversal of Twenty-Eight Million Naira (N28,000,000.00) being part of Thirty Million Naira (N30,000,000.00) transferred to the Account Number 1013160804 (Account Name: Diemo Dinolarge Onokpite). 

” The Acount Holder is the Managing Director of Dino-Large Limited and member of a Cyber/Advance Fee Fraud syndicate who hacked into the computers of a New-Generation Deposit Money Bank and successfully harvested customers’ data.

” The harvested information was used to generate cloned emails through which fake instruction for the transfer of Twenty Million Naira (N20,000,000.00) to the account of Diemo  Dinolarge was given.

” Operatives of the Unit, while utilizing its existing synergy with the victims’ and suspects’ Banks; swiftly placed Post-No-Debit (PND) on the account while the Federal High Court was approached to reverse the money. 

” The sum of Two Million Naira (N2,000,000.00) had been dissipated before the PND was emplaced while the remaining Twenty-Eight Million Naira (N28,000,000.00) was recovered by the Order of the Court.

” Diemo Dinolarge who acts as “Picker” for the syndicate was tracked and arrested as investigation continues to apprehend other members of his syndicate”.

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