The Katsina Police command have arrested two fraudsters, Kabiru Bashir (27-year-old) and Sadiq Ashiru (30-year-old), in connection with defrauding of innocent Nigerians through phone calls, and disguise as Aljanu (spirits).
The command spokesman, SP Gambo Isah, stated that the two guys are not from Katsina but they are from Danbatta Local Government Area of Kano State.
He explained that the suspects were caught after they stole the Automated Teller Machine (ATM) card of Rabi’atu Garba of Mani Area Council of Katsina State, and started disturbing her with calls, that they were Aljanu (spirits), and asked her to avail them with her card’s Personal Identification Number (PIN).
He added that they deceitfully told her that they wanted to bless her with N1million that would be forwarded into her account, so she go and update her account at the bank.
The officer said, the victim became suspicious of their demand and reported the matter at the Katsina Central Police Station, which led to their arrest.
He added that both of them have confessed to committing the offence, and stated that they have defrauded many other innocent persons in the state, through the same method.
Items recovered from them includes: One Honda vehicle, an Identity card belonging to Kabiru Bashir of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), 2 ATM cards, 4 GSM phones, and cash in the sum of one hundred and twenty-six thousand Naira.