Police arrest fraudster who specializes in sending ‘fake alert’ in Katsina
The Katsina State Police Command has succeeded in the arrest of a 30-year-old man for alleged fraud.
The suspect simply identified as Musa Isah, of Kwado Quarters, in Katsina metropolis was arrested for duping unsuspecting traders by sending them fake bank SMS alerts after collecting their goods.
The spokesman of the command, SP Gambo Isah, said nemesis caught up with the suspect when he went to the shop of one Alhaji Adamu Rabi’u, at Kwado Quarters, Katsina, deceived him and collected three Chinese doors valued N57,000 and paid him through a fake bank SMS alert.
In the course investigation, the suspect reportedly confessed to have duped and collected goods worth thousands of Naira saying that “two months ago he collected a generator from Abbas Plaza Katsina valued at N120,000 through fake bank SMS alert and Al-Ihsan Great Infinity Boutique where he deceived and collected clothes valued N21,000 using the same modus operandi”.
“On 5/10/2019 he went to the shop of one Alh. Alin Kwai, at Chake market, Kofar Guga Katsina, deceived and collected bags of rice, cooking oil and Macaroni valued N65,000 by sending fake bank SMS alert. Investigation is ongoing”, Isah said.