The Katsina State Police Command has arrested three suspected fraudsters for posing as evil spirits (Aljannu) to defraud people in the state.
Naija News reports that this was made known in a statement signed by police spokesperson, Gambo Isah.
According to Isah, the evil spirits arrested were identified as Usman Adamu, 40; Abba Ibrahim, 38; and Abdurrauf Iliyasu, 39.
The statement read, “Nemesis caught up with them when they called a woman, Jamila Sulaiman, on her phone that they were spirits (Aljannu), and directed her to go to the outskirts of Yar-Gamji village and drop the sum of N150,000 or risk her parents or children being killed by spirits.
“The victim, out of fear, took the money to the location and dropped it. Furthermore, she transferred another N97,000 into the hoodlums’ bank account.
“In the course of investigation, the suspects were trailed and arrested and they confessed to the crime and other similar offences. Investigation is ongoing.”
Recall that the Command had in January arrested one Kabiru Bashir and Sadiq Ashiru who also posed as evil spirits to defraud people in the state.
The suspects were allegedly arrested after they stole the ATM card of one Rabi’atu Garba and told her they were spirits, asking her to give them her PIN.
The statement read, “On 08/01/2021, around 1200hrs, the command succeeded in arresting the duo of one Kabiru Bashir, ‘M’, aged 27, and Sadiq Ashiru, ‘M’, aged 30, both of Danbatta LGA of Kano State, notorious fraudsters who specialise in defrauding unsuspecting members of the public through phone calls, posing as spirits (Aljanu).
“Nemesis caught up with the suspects when they stole the ATM card of one Rabi’atu Garba, ‘F’ of Mani LGA of Katsina State and started calling her that they were spirits (Aljanu) and asked her to avail them with her ATM card PIN.
“The suspects deceitfully told her that they were about to bless her by sending one million naira to her account and directed her to go to her bank, a 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 the investigation, the suspects were trailed and arrested. They confessed to the commission of the offence and stated that they had defrauded several unsuspecting persons in the state through the same modus operandi.”
Source: Naija News