Lagos State Police Command has arrested a husband, Mr. Tunde Ogunseye and his wife, Funmiayo Oyelaja, for allegedly hacking into the Federal Government’s National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), account and stealing N60 million from it.
According to DailyTrust, the couple were said to have bolted away to Ghana with the N60 million when their act was blown.
The two, who had been on the Police wanted list, were trailed and eventually arrested by the Police intelligence team and paraded by the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Zubairu Muazu.
However, they were brought back and the Police were said to have recovered a house, which they used the proceeds of the scam to buy.
The Police alleged that Oyelaja took advantage of being a staff of Clearline International Limited, a Health Management Office (HMO), based in Lagos, to hack into the account and made away with the money with the arrangement of her husband.
Oyelaja in her reported confession said: “I worked with Clearline International Limited from 2014 to early 2019. What we do there is that we act as the middleman between the NHIS and hospitals. When the NHIS gives us money to pay hospitals, we would not spend all that was given to us and would not refund the excess to the NHIS purse.
Her husband, Ogunseye, however, denied any involvement in the crime, though he admitted he knew about the alleged fraud.
The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Zubairu Muazu, who paraded the suspects, said they would soon be charged to court after the conclusion of investigations.