Police arrest 3 suspected scammers claiming to be spirits in Katsina
Katsina woman duped over N200,000 by scammers claiming to be spirits
The Police Command in Katsina State had arrested three alleged fraudsters who allegedly specialised in defrauding their victims by claiming to be spirits.
The police spokesman explained the circumstances surrounding their arrest, saying, ‘”Nemesis caught up with the trio of Usman Adamu, “M”, aged 40yrs of Tudun Bujuwa, Kurnar Asabe of Kano State; Abba Ibrahim, ‘M’, aged 38yrs of Nankaura Quarters, Kano State and Abdurrauf Iliyasu, ‘M’, aged 39yrs of Sharifai Quarters, Kano State when they called one Jamila Sulaiman, ‘F’, of Yar-Gamji village, Batagarawa LGA through her GSM, that they are spirits (Aljannu), and directed her to go to the outskirt of Yar-Gamji Village and drop the sum of one hundred and fifty thousand naira, (N150,000:00K) or risked her parents or children being killed by the spirits.
The victim out of fear took the money to that location and drop the money.
“Furthermore, she transferred another money, the sum of ninety-seven thousand naira (N97,000:00k) into the hoodlums’ account. Totally, the sum of two hundred and forty-seven thousand naira (N247,000:00K) was collected from her by the hoodlums.
“In the course of an investigation, the suspects were trailed and arrested; they confessed to the commission of the offence and other similar ofences.”