The Kano State Police Command has arrested a suspected notorious fraudster who posed as an agent of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to defraud about 64 unsuspecting members of the public using fake documents.
Spokesperson of the command, DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, who disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday, September 8, said the suspect, Buhari Hassan was arrested at Yankaba Quarters of the state.
“On 31/08/2021, at about 1500hrs, information was received from a credible source that, one Buhari Hassan, ‘m’, 38 years old of Sauna Kawaji Quarters, Nassarawa LGA Kano was posing as an agent of National Cotton Association of Nigeria under Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Anchor Borrower Programme to defraud unsuspecting members of the public using fake documents,” he stated.
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 PPRO said 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 I’D 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.
During interrogation, the suspect revealed he had worked with the National Cotton Association of Nigeria in Kano, but was dismissed after he forged their documents. He confessed parading himself as a staff of the National Cotton Association of Nigeria to defraud unsuspecting members of the public.
“About 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 statement read.