Wednesday, January 13, 2021

fraudsters who pose as 'spirits' to defraud their victims arrested in Katsina

The Katsina state police command has arrested the duo of Kabiru Bashir, 27, and Sadiq Ashiru, 30, pictured above, both of Danbatta LGA of Kano state, who specialize in defrauding unsuspecting members of the public through phone calls posing as spirits (ALJANU). 


Suspected fraudsters who pose as


A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, Gambo Isah, said nemesis caught up with the suspects when they stole the ATM card of a lady identified as Rabi’atu Garba of Mani LGA of Katsina state.


''The suspects started calling her that they are spirits (AlJanu) and asked her to avail them with her ATM card PIN number.   The suspects deceitfully told her that they are about to bless her by sending one million naira to her account and directed her to go to her bank, UBA branch in Katsina and update her account.  She became suspicious and reported the matter at the Central Police Station, (CPS) Katsina.  In the course of investigation, the suspects were trailed and arrested.''the statement read


Isah said the suspects confessed to committing the offence and stated that they have defrauded several unsuspecting persons in the state through the same modus operandi.


He said one white Honda Ham pane, with Chassis No. JHMGD173025215012, NSCDC ID card bearing one Kabiru Bashir, two (2) ATM cards, four (4) GSM handsets and the sum of one hundred and twenty-six (N126, 000:00K) were recovered from the suspects.


Isah said they will be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded.


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