The Department of State Services (DSS) on Tuesday announced that it burst an attempt by serving and retired civil servants to steal N4.5 billion from the Treasury Single Account (TSA).dss
DSS, in a statement by Tony Opuiyo, said those involved had the intent to to hack the Government Integrated Financial Management Information System which is located in the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation (OAGF).
Noting that the discovery was part of DSS efforts to assist the government in its fight against corruption, Opuiyo noted that the gang include Sunny Okoh, a hacker who worked with Uwem Ekpo, Chief Program Analyst in the OAGF.
Others are Maxwell Eken, a retired security operative, and Dozie Egwu who still remains at large.
The successful foiling of the theft has avoided what would have been a huge embarrassment to the Federal Government, Opuiyo stated.
He added that the suspects have been handed over to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).