The Police in Kano have arrested one Buhari Hassan of Sauna Kawaji Quarters, Nassarawa Local Government Area for posing 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 command’s Public Relations Officer, Haruna Kiyawa, in a press release said, the 38-year-old suspect was arrested at Yankaba Quarters, Kano, after he had defrauded Muttaka Muhammad, Lawal Mohammed, and Habibu Muhammad, all of Yankaba Quarters, of the sum of Seven Hundred Thousand Naira.
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He said the suspect was caught in possession of Forty Seven 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.
Upon 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 to parading himself as a staff of the National Cotton Association of Nigeria to defraud unsuspecting members of the public.
The statement added that about Sixty-Four persons have reported that the suspect defrauded them the sum of Six Million, Two Hundred and Ninety-Four Thousand, Two Hundred Naira.
The Commissioner of Police, CP Sama’ila Shu’aibu Dikko, has ordered for discreet investigation.
The suspect will be charged to court upon completion of the investigation.
(Editor: Nkoli Omhoudu)