IGP Mohammadu Adamu
The Police in Kano have nabbed the head of a notorious syndicate, which specializes in obtaining goods through fake bank alert.
He is Mohammed Sani, while his accomplice, Suleiman Umar is still at large.
The syndicate was nabbed by the police following a tip -off on a fake alert they used to purchase 15 units of tricycle valued at N9, 795, 000.00.
Spokesman of the state Command of the Nigeria Police Force, DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, said that “on 28 February, 2020, one David Festus of Rangaza Quarters, Ungogo Local Government Area, Kano, reported at Zango Police station, Kano, that on 13 February, one Mohammed Sani and Suleiman Umar, now at large, conspired and went to their Company, DAG Industries Nigeria Limited, located at No. 9 Nababa Badamasi Road Bompai, Kano where they purchased 15 units of tricycles valued at N9, 795, 000.00.”
He said the suspects collected the Company’s bank account under false pretence to transfer the said amount and that later Mohammed sent fake alert after receiving the 15 units tricycles from the company.
He added that, also, on February 10, based on credible in formation, the Command’s team of Operation Puff Adder arrested two other persons who specialized in duping people with fake bank alerts.
He said they were arrested for duping one Suleiman Mohammed the sum of N50, 000.