A woman allegedly specialising in fraudulent activities in Kano State, Fati Umar Dikko, has been arrested.
The suspect fell into police net following several complaints at the state police command by her victims, Naija News understands.
Dikko according to reports has defrauded many unsuspecting traders with fake bank SMS alerts after collecting their goods
Speaking on her arrest, Spokesperson of the command, DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, in a statement on Tuesday, said; “On the 12/09/2021 at about 1830hrs, complaints were lodged by one Jamilu Musa, ‘m’, Aliyu Inusa, ‘m’, and Sadiya Muhammad, ‘f’, all of the different addresses within Kano metropolis, that, between 11/09/2021 and 14/09/2021, one Fati Umar Dikko, ‘f’, of Rijiyar Zaki Quarters, Gwale LGA Kano, went to their shops located at various addresses in Kano and on different occasions, make some purchases.”
Dikko is said to have made the following purchase; four pieces of wrappers valued fififty-seven thousand Naira (N57,000.00) three pieces of Lace materials, one handbag valued neat ninety thousand Naira (N90,000.00) and six pieces of wrappers valued at fifty-one thousand four hundred Naira (N51,400.00); respectively.
Kiyawa revealed further that Dikko on all three occasions made fake credit alerts and left with the items.
He said: “On receipt of the complaints, the Commissioner of Police, Kano State Command, CP Sama’ila Shu’aibu Dikko, fsi of sed and instructed a team of detectives led by SP Daniel Itse Amah to trace and arrest the culprit.
“The team swiftly swung in pontoon and following credible intelligence arrested the suspect while trying to collect another material bought using fake alert
“On preliminary investigation, the suspect confessed that she is specialised in showing fake alerts to her victims and confessed to the crime.
“After the arrest of the suspect, four more complainants surfaces; (i) Rita Rawland, (ii) Hauwa Sani, (iii) Ramatu Isah, (iv) Hadiza Abdullahi, all of different nt addresses and stated that the suspect made purchases in their shops respectively as follows;
(i) One (1) Food Flask valued Eighty Thousand Naira (N80,000.00)
ii) Materials amounting to Two Hundred and Thirty TThirty-Two Naira (N232,000.00)
(iii) Wrappers of the sum of Seventy Eight Thousand Naira (N78,000.00)
(iv) Lace Material of the sum of Sixty Five Thousand Naira (N65,000.00), where she showed fashowederts to them.
The PPRO said Dikko will be charged to court upon completion of the investigation as ordered by the State Commissioner of Police, CP Sama’ila Shu’aibu Dikko.