The Kano State Police Command has arrested a infamous fraudster, Fati Umar Dikko, who specialises in duping unsuspecting merchants with faux financial institution SMS alerts after accumulating their items.
Spokesperson of the command, DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, who disclosed this in a press release on Tuesday, September 21, mentioned the suspect was arrested after following complaints by victims.
“On the 12/09/2021 at about 1830hrs, complaints were lodged by one Jamilu Musa, ‘m’, Aliyu Inusa, ‘m’, and Sadiya Muhammad, ‘f’, all of different addresses within Kano metropolis, that, between 11/09/2021 and 14/09/2021, one Fati Umar Dikko, ‘f’, of Rijiyar Zaki Quarters, Gwale LGA Kano, went to their shops located at various addresses in Kano and on different occasions, make some purchases,” Kiyawa state.
The suspect made the next buy; 4 items of wrappers valued fifty seven thousand Naira (N57,000.00) three items of Lace supplies, one purse valued ninety thousand Naira (N90,000.00) and 6 items of wrappers valued fifty one thousand 4 hundred Naira (N51,400.00); respectively.
The PPRO mentioned the suspect in all of the three events made faux credit score alerts and left with the gadgets.
“On receipt of the complaints, the Commissioner of Police, Kano State Command, CP Sama’ila Shu’aibu Dikko, fsi raised and instructed a staff of detectives led by SP Daniel Itse Amah to hint and arrest the offender
“The staff swiftly swung in to motion and following credible intelligence arrested the suspect whereas making an attempt to gather one other materials purchased utilizing faux alert
On preliminary investigation, the suspect confessed that, she specialised in exhibiting faux alerts to her victims and confessed to the crime.
“After the arrest of the suspect, 4 extra complainants surfaces; (i) Rita Rawland, (ii) Hauwa Sani, (iii) Ramatu Isah, (iv) Hadiza Abdullahi, all of various addresses and said that, the suspect made purchases of their retailers respectively as follows;
(i) One (1) Food Flask valued Eighty Thousand Naira (N80,000.00)
ii) Materials amounting to Two Hundred and Thirty Two Thousand Naira (N232,000.00)
(iii) Wrappers of the sum of Seventy Eight Thousand Naira (N78,000.00)
(iv) Lace Material of the sum of Sixty Five Thousand Naira (N65,000.00), the place she proven faux alerts to them.
The State Commissioner of Police, CP Sama’ila Shu’aibu Dikko, has ordered for discreet investigation. The suspect will probably be charged to court docket upon completion of investigation.