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2 suspects arrested over fake alert transactions

Two suspects who allegedly specialised in defrauding people with fake alert transactions have been apprehended by operatives of Nigeria Police.

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SP Abubakar Zayyanu Ambursa, Zonal Police Public Relations Officer, Zone One Headquarters, Kano made the disclosure in a statement.

He said sometimes in the year 2022, a complainant (name not provided) reported that some people bought building material from him valued at N4.7 million after deposited the amount into his bank account the amount was later debited from the account without his account.

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SP Ambursa said immediately after receiving the complain, investigation commenced which led to the arrest of Alkasim Muhammad, (Bauni) and Dahiru Muhammad (Gwaska).

He explained that the suspects currently in custody helping investigation.

“In the course of investigation, one of the suspects confesses to have terrorizing the whole country with this type of fake alert transaction. Also, one of the suspects confesses that they are many that are operating in Kano metropolis.”

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He, However explained that earlier Mubarak (Maigaskiya) and Bashir Zainu were arrested by Police and accordingly arraigned, noting that are undergoing trial in court.

The ZPPRO pointed out that efforts effort is being emplaced with a view to ensuring that other syndicate members arrested, investigated and charged to court for prosecution.



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