The Katsina State Police Command has paraded two persons who disguised themselves as spirits to defraud unsuspecting members of the public.
The suspects, Kabiru Bashir, 27; and Sadiq Ashiru, 30; of Danbatta Local Government Area of Kano State, were arrested on Friday, January 8, 2021.
According to spokesman of the command, SP Gambo Isah, disclosed that their scam which had gone on for a long time, met its end when they attempted to dupe on Rabi’atu Garba of Mani Local Government Area of the state.
Isah stated, “On January 8, 2021, around noon, the command succeeded in arresting the duo of Kabiru Bashir, 27, and Sadiq Ashiru, 30, both of the Danbatta LGA of Kano State, who are notorious fraudsters and specialise in defrauding unsuspecting members of the public through phone calls by posing as spirits.
“Nemesis caught up with the suspects when they stole the ATM card of one Rabi’atu Garba of the Mani LGA of Katsina State and started calling her that they were spirits and asked her to avail them her ATM card PIN. The suspects deceitfully told her that they were about to bless her by sending N1m to her account and directed her to go to the UBA branch in Katsina and update her account. She became suspicious and reported the matter at the Central Police Station, Katsina.
“In the course of investigation, the suspects were trailed and arrested. They confessed to the crime and stated that they had defrauded several unsuspecting persons in the state through the same mode of operation.”