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Police Arrests Two Fraudsters Who Pose As ‘Spirits’

Two Fraudsters were nabbed by the police after they stole the ATM card of a lady identified as Rabi’atu Garba of Mani LGA of Katsina state.

The fraudsters identified as Kabiru Bashir, 27, and Sadiq Ashiru, 30, pictured above,
specializes in defrauding unsuspecting members of the public through phone calls posing as spirits (ALJANU).


The arrest was Confirmed in a statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, Gambo Isah.


The spokesperson said:

”The suspects started calling her that they are spirits (AlJanu) and asked her to avail them with her ATM card PIN number.

The suspects deceitfully told her that they are about to bless her by sending one million naira to her account and directed her to go to her bank, UBA branch in Katsina and update her account.

She became suspicious and reported the matter at the Central Police Station, (CPS) Katsina. In the course of investigation, the suspects were trailed and arrested.”

Upon interrogation, the suspects confessed to committing the offence and stated that they have defrauded several unsuspecting persons in the state through the same modus operandi.


Things recovered from the suspects include one white Honda Ham pane, 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 (N126, 000:00K)

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