A 23-year-old graduate of College of Education, Ilaro, Ogun State, who has been on wanted list of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), for notoriety on hacking into websites of government agencies and sale of fake recruitment forms has been arrested.
The suspect, who simply gave his name as Adeniji Lukman, from Osun State, was paraded in Abuja, on Monday, before newsmen by the Commandant-General of NSCDC, Dr Ade Abolurin.
Lukman confessed to have committed the cyber crime of hacking into websites of government agencies, including security agencies and selling of fake recruitment forms to unsuspecting job seekers.
He told newsmen that he was an expert in website design and had been using that advantage to defraud many Nigerians.
Answering the question on why he chose cyber crime with his talent, the suspect said, “it is ignorance. I have a talent and I know how to design website.”
Dr Abolurin disclosed that the suspect had been notorious for hacking into websites of government agencies, including the NSCDC, States Security Service (SSS), Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), National Examination Council (NECO) and Nigeria Customs Service.
The suspect was also alleged to have hacked into the website of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) and was already having a rip-off from the current recruitment exercise being conducted by into NIS.
He was also alleged to have hacked into the website of JAMB and produce questions and answers likely to feature in the examinations and sold them to the public before the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) was held.
“The suspect before us is an expert in website design. He can hack into any system, most especially government agencies’ system.He develops portals through which he used to put some adverts, advertising for recruitment for all these agencies.
“He just graduated from College of Education, Ilaro, in March and he went to computer training centre where he learnt some of these things.
“The crux of the matter is that when he hacked into our system, there were so much outcries in the country. This got to my knowledge late last year, and so we started trailing the suspect.
“We thank God, on September 26, we got him. He is 23 years. He was arrested in Osun State,” he said.