The cases of money loundering and accounts being siphoned in Equity bank are on the rise as the number one Kenyan bank based on customer base sinks below the set customers accounts protection and security.
Equity is said to be the most easiest bank to hack into and millions of Kenyans risk losing their coins if the bank doesn’t invest much into cybersecurity and protection.
Yesternight, the DCI detectives from Cyber rime unite nabbed Three suspects for allegedly withdrawing close to Sh1 million from an elderly Kenyan woman’s bank account.
The three identified as Anthony Babu Kaira, Kelvin Maina and Joseph Kariuki were apprehended in Thika Town by detectives from Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) in an intelligence operation.
They are accused of siphoning over Sh970,000 from an Equity Bank account belonging to 67-year-old Faith Wanjiku.
The three allegedly wired the cash from Wanjiku’s account through the bank’s mobile banking application in four transactions, the DCI said.
“The amount was transacted in four series using the Eazzy App in the sequence; Antony Kaira (Ksh.300,030), Kelvin Maina (Ksh. 300,030), Vivian Jelagat (Ksh300,030) and Ksh. 70K to various Equitel phone numbers,” said DCI in a statement.
The three will spend the night in police custody pending arraignment in court later today. The DCI has stated that they are still hunting for more suspects involved in the racket.