Katsina State Police have arrested two suspected fraudsters for impersonating evil spirits in order to defraud people in the state.
The police named the suspects as Kabiru Bashir and Sadiq Ashiru, both of Kano State’s Danbatta Local Government Area, in a statement signed by its spokesperson, Gambo Isah, on Wednesday.
According to Isah, the suspects were apprehended after they stole the ATM card of one Rabi’atu Garba and told her they were spirits, requesting her PIN.
“On 08/01/2021, around 1200hrs, the command succeeded in arresting a duo of one Kabiru Bashir, ‘M,’ aged 27, and Sadiq Ashiru, ‘M,’ aged 30, both of Danbatta LGA of Kano State, notorious fraudsters who specialise in defrauding unsuspecting members of the public through phone calls, posing as spirits,” the statement read (Aljanu).
Nemesis apprehended the suspects after they stole the ATM card of one Rabi’atu Garba, ‘F’ of Mani LGA in Katsina State and began calling her spirits (Aljanu) and requesting her ATM card PIN.
One Honda vehicle, white in colour 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 thousand naira (N126, 000:00) were recovered from during police search. An investigation is ongoing.”
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