Police in Katsina arrest fraudster disguising as ‘holy spirit’ to dupe people
The Katsina State police command has succeeded in arresting a member of a notorious syndicate of fraudsters who specializes in defrauding unsuspecting members of the public on 02/03/2019 in the evening.
According to the police PRO in a statement, SP Gambo Isah on 28/02/2019 in the night, one Zaharadeen Lawal, ‘m’, aged 25yrs of Kaita LGA of Katsina state, stated that he received a phone call from GSM No. 08062070061 and the caller identified himself as a “SPIRIT (JINN).
Zaharadeen said the caller stated that he called in order to reward the complainant for a kindness he had shown to his aged mother about a year ago by offering her a charity.
Since then, the caller and his syndicate have deceitfully collected money the sum of three hundred and eighty thousand Naira (N380,000:00K) and recharge cards worth N22,000 from the victim under the pretext of offering charity which will pave his way to greatness and wealth.
Nemesis caught up with one Auwal Musa, ‘m’, aged 35yrs of Bachirawa Qrts, Kano, a member of the syndicate, when he was arrested while trying to pick some money which the syndicate had asked the complainant to deposit along Batsari road, Katsina.
Investigation is ongoing with a view to arresting other members of the syndicate.