Family Bank Hacker Arraigned In Court, Charged With Attempt To Steal

by Mahakamani News

A man was on Thursday presented before a Nairobi court to answer to cyber-crime charges after allegedly gaining access to Family Bank’s systems and attempting to steal from the financial institution.

Geoffrey Oduor Ojow alias Jojo Odukuzi alias Jeff Mzee, an alleged hacker, was charged with unauthorized access to computer data contrary to the law.

Geoffrey Oduor Ojow alias Jojo Odukuzi alias Jeff Mzee appears before Nairobi Court

The court heard that Mr. Oduor – on diverse dates between November 1, 2018 and January 20, 2019 — unlawfully remotely gained access to Family Bank Limited networks systems thereby infringing their information security measures.

The accused was also charged with intent to commit an offence namely stealing from the said bank.

Appearing before Milimani Law Courts Magistrate Zainab Abdul, Mr. Oduor pleaded not guilty to the charges, further praying for leniency in granting bail/bond terms.

He was released on a cash bail of Ksh.300,000 with an alternative bond of Ksh.500,000.

The case was set for hearing on September 26, 2019.

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