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Kano: Police arrest fraudsters, recover 22 POS machines, 52 ATM cards

Police in Kano have arrested suspected fraudsters who specialize in generating false bank alerts. The state police command said 22 POS machines, 52 ATM cards,…

Police in Kano have arrested suspected fraudsters who specialize in generating false bank alerts.

The state police command said 22 POS machines, 52 ATM cards, eight jerricans of diesel, and six mobile phones were also recovered.

The command’s spokesperson, Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, in a statement, said following reports, Kano State Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Usaini Gumel, directed detectives to be on alert to ensure the arrest and prosecution of the perpetrators.

“On 05/06/2024 at about 2045hrs, detectives swiftly responded to a distress call from the manager of Chula Filling Station and arrested Abdulkadir Ibrahim, 38, of Naibawa Quarters, and Aliyu Tukur, 27, of Kuntau Quarters, Kano.

“The suspects had purchased diesel worth N300,000 at Chula Filling Station using fraudulent payment methods, resulting in the owners receiving fake money transfer alerts,” Kiyawa said.

He said during the investigation, the suspects led the police to arrest Auwal Ibrahim, 20, of Naibawa Quarters, who was identified as the final receiver of the diesel.

The suspects, according to Kiyawa, confessed to their crimes and admitted to defrauding fuel attendants at AY Maikifi, Aliko, and various other filling stations and businesses in Kano State.

 

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