One Mujahid Kabir, 30, and Abba Imam, are currently in the police net after purchasing a bag of rice at N33, 000 through a fake bank transfer.
The transaction allegedly happened on February 2, 2023 at a plaza at Sharada Quarters, Kano Municipal Local Government Area, Kano State.
This was disclosed by the Kano State Police Command after parading the suspects in Kano.
According to the state police public relations officer, SP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, the transaction was reported by the manager of the plaza, prompting the police operatives to swing into action.
Quoting him, “On 2nd February 2023, at about 1700hrs, a report was received from the manager of a plaza at Sharada Quarters, Kano Municipal LGA, Kano State, that two people went to their plaza, purchased a bag of rice at N33,000 and generated a fake bank transfer alert to them.
“On receipt of the report, the commissioner of police, Kano State Command, CP Mamman Dauda, raised and instructed a team of detectives, led by SP Abdulrahim Adamu, Divisional Police Officer, Sharada Division, to arrest the culprits.
“The team immediately proceeded to the scene and arrested the two suspects while trying to escape, one Mujahid Kabir, “m”, 30 years old, of Ahmadu Bello Way, and Abba Imam, ‘m’, 30 years old, of Zoo Road, Kano. On the spot search, the suspects were found in possession of Vision FM personnel identity cards.
“On preliminary investigations, the suspects confessed to have gone to Vision FM Radio Station, Kano, stole two personnel identity cards and made fake copies bearing their names and photographs.
“They further confessed to have gone to the plaza at Sharada Quarters, bought a bag of rice and made a fake transaction with the cashier.
“The commissioner of police directed the case be transferred to the command’s Criminal Investigation Department (CID) for discreet investigation. Suspects will be charged to court upon completion of the investigation.”
The commissioner informed residents to be wary of fraudsters and scammers, and report suspicious transactions to their banks.