Two Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) students have been charged with collusion to swindle NCBA bank over Sh190M.
Antony Mwangi Ngige 23, and 21 years old Ann Wambui Nyoike, are claimed to have committed the crime between 20th and 22nd of October 2020 at an anonymous place within Kenya.
The two Information and Technology (IT) students are also accused of defrauding Sh 24,400,000, the property of the said bank after hacking into their system.
The two are claimed to have done the crime on different dates between 20th and 22nd October at NCBA bank head office in Upperhill, Nairobi county together with others not previously
According to the prosecution, the others are yet to be arrested. On a curious note, the court was informed that Mr Antony Ngige had alerted the bank through Twitter on the systems hitch that he learned through NCBA's mobile application.
On a curious note, the court was informed that Mr Antony Ngige had alerted the bank through Twitter on the systems hitch that he learned through NCBA's mobile application.
The defence contended that Mr Ngige was a whistleblower who has now been changed into a suspect. The lawyer disclosed that when the bank declined to react crucially to Ngige’s tweet, the accused “took it upon himself and wrote an SMS to the bank about the anomaly.”
After sending the SMS, the bank’s management summoned Mr Ngige and Ms Nyoike on Saturday as they presented themselves and again they were invited to report on Monday, succeeding their arrests.
The prosecuting counsel, Ms Winnie Moraa, did not oppose their release on bond but she urged the court to reconsider the colossal amounts involved and impose extra rigorous measures.
They were given a bond of Sh 2 million or pay a cash bail of Sh 500,000 each. The case will be mentioned on November 10th 2020.