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Man, 38 in police net for fraud, forgery, impersonation

Posted by on September 8, 2021 0

Police personnel under Kano State Command have arrested a 38 years old suspected notorious fraudster who poses as an agent of the National Cotton Association of Nigeria under the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Anchor Borrower Programme to defraud unsuspecting members of the public using fake documents.

The suspect, Buhari Hassan was arrested after the Command received 64 complaints from members of the public who the suspect defrauded.

DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, the Command’s Police Public Relations Officer in a statement on Wednesday said upon receiving the report, the Commissioner of Police, Kano State Command, CP Sama’ila Shu’aibu Dikko raised and instructed a team of Policemen led by SP Shehu Dahiru to arrest the culprit.

“The team immediately swung into action and arrested the suspect at Yankaba Quarters, Kano, after he had swindled Muttaka Muhammad, ‘m’, Lawal Mohammed, ‘m’ and Habibu Muhammad, ‘m’, all of Yankaba Quarters, Nassarawa LGA Kano of the sum of Seven Hundred Thousand Naira (N700,000.00).

“The suspect was caught in possession of Forty Seven (47) fake ID Cards bearing different names, photographs and other falsified documents of the National Cotton Association of Nigeria, Kano State Chapter. Further search led to the recovery of the Computer he used in printing the forged documents”, he said.

According to DSP Kiyawa during interrogation, the suspect revealed that he had worked with the National Cotton Association of Nigeria in Kano, but was dismissed after he forged their documents.

The suspect confessed to parading himself as a staff of the National Cotton Association of Nigeria to defraud unsuspecting members of the public.

“About Sixty Four (64) persons have reported that the suspect defrauded them the sum of Six Million, Two Hundred and Ninety-Four Thousand, Two Hundred Naira (N6,294,200.00).

“The Commissioner of Police, CP Sama’ila Shu’aibu Dikko, fsi (Nagari-Nakowa) has ordered for discreet investigation.

“Suspect will be charged to court upon completion of investigation”, the PPRO added.

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