Woman duped N200,000 by scammers claiming to be spirits

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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.”

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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.”

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