MTN Dragged To Police For Cyber Crime


MULTI-giant telecommunication company, MTN, has been dragged to the Delta State Police Command for thorough investigation and prosecution for involving in cyber crime.

On Wednesday, staff of MTN appeared before the Police at the Delta State Police Headquarters in respect of the case.

According to sources within the Police, a lawyer F.T. ERULI-EDE, ESQ. had alleged that, the Managing Director of MTN, Karl Toriola, connived with some other officers of MTN, including the head of the Company’s Human Resources Reward Unit, and without lawful authority, intentionally and fraudulently deleted mail containing vital and relevant information from Mr Christopher Oyemike’s email box.

“The action of MTN Nigeria Communications Plc and its officers was done in flagrant violation of the extant provisions of the Cybercrime (Prohibition, Prevention, Etc) Act, 2015 especially sections 8, 9, 13, 14, and 16 (2) (a) & (b) and the Police had to come in for proper investigation,” the source stated.

Another source within the Delta State Police Command who declined to reveal his name, saying, “I am not authorized to speak with the Press,” said, “Yes! we have such a report before us and we are dealing with the case, officials of MTN came today, Wednesday, 27 July, 2023 and after taking statements from them, they were granted bail.

“We intend to charge the case to court as soon as we conclude our investigation, the law is there for everybody, including companies, so, we are doing our professional job as Police.”

A staff of F.T. Eruli-Ede, Esq, in a telephone call, confirmed that they wrote a petition on behalf of Mr Oyemike for proper investigation to the Police.