The Katsina State Police Command has arrested three men who allegedly specialised in defrauding their victims by claiming to be spirits.
The Command in a statement said ‘”Nemesis caught up with the trio of Usman Adamu, “M”, aged 40yrs of Tudun Bujuwa, Kurnar Asabe of Kano State; Abba Ibrahim, ‘M’, aged 38yrs of Nankaura Quarters, Kano State and Abdurrauf Iliyasu, ‘M’, aged 39yrs of Sharifai Quarters, Kano State when they called one Jamila Sulaiman, ‘F’, of Yar-Gamji village, Batagarawa LGA through her GSM, that they are spirits (Aljannu), and directed her to go to the outskirt of Yar-Gamji Village and drop the sum of one hundred and fifty thousand naira, (N150,000:00K) or risked her parents or children being killed by the spirits.”
The statement added that the victim out of fear took the money to that location and drop the money.
“Furthermore, she transferred another money, the sum of ninety-seven thousand naira (N97,000:00k) into the hoodlums’ account. Totally, the sum of two hundred and forty-seven thousand naira (N247,000:00K) was collected from her by the hoodlums.
“In the course of an investigation, the suspects were trailed and arrested; they confessed to the commission of the offence and other similar ofences.”