Police Arrests Woman For Using Fake Bank Alerts To Defraud Victims

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The Kano State Police Command have arrested a woman who resides in Rijiyar Zaki Quarters in Kano; for allegedly sends fake bank credit alerts to traders after taking their goods.

The Commands spokesman, DSP Abdullahi Haruna-Kiyawa, who disclosed in a statement issued in Kano on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, said, “On September 12, at about 6:30p.m., three traders, Jamilu Musa, Aliyu Inusa and Sadiya Muhammad; of different Kano addresses reported that between September 11, and September 14; the suspect bought wrappers worth N57,000 from their shops.

“The victims told the police that the suspect created and sent fake credit alerts, to them. But they did not realize that the credit alerts were fake until after she had left their shops,’’ the police spokesman stated.

Haruna-Kiyawa said that on receipt of the reports; the Commissioner of Police in Kano State, Sama’ila Shu’aibu-Dikko, instructed a team of detectives; led by SP Daniel Amah to trace and arrest the woman.

“The team immediately swung into action and was able to arrest the suspect; while trying to collect materials from other shops using the same method.

“During preliminary investigation, the suspect confessed to the crime; saying that she specialized in creating fake credit alerts to swindle her victims,’’ Haruna-Kiyawa stated.

Also, he stated that four other complaints were lodged after the woman had been arrested; adding that she would be charged in court at the end of investigations.

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