The police in Katsina State have arrested two suspected fraudsters, Kabiru Bashir, 27, and 30-year-old Sadiq Ashiru, who specialize in defrauding unsuspecting members of the public through phone calls posing as spirits.
The command’s spokesperson, Gambo Isah, in a statement said the suspects were arrested after they stole the ATM card of a lady identified as Rabi’atu Garba of Mani LGA of Katsina State.
“The suspects started calling her that they are spirits (AlJanu) and asked her to avail them with her ATM card PIN number. The suspects deceitfully told her that they are about to bless her by sending one million naira to her account and directed her to go to her bank, 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 investigation, the suspects were trailed and arrested,” he said.
Isah said the suspects confessed to committing the offence and stated that they have defrauded several unsuspecting persons in the state through the same modus operandi.