Police winning war against crime, criminality in Katsina
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POLICE PRESS BRIEFING NO.50/2021.
PRESS BRIEFING BY SP GAMBO ISAH, PPRO, ON BEHALF OF THE COMMISSIONER OF POLICE, KATSINA STATE COMMAND, CP SANUSI BUBA, psc, HELD ON WEDNESDAY 6/10/2021 AT THE COMMAND HEADQUARTERS, KATSINA
Good afternoon, Gentlemen of the Press. I have the pleasure to welcome you on behalf of the Commissioner of Police, Katsina state Command, CP Sanusi Buba, psc, to Katsina state Police Command Headquarters to update you with the recent achievements made by the Command in the ongoing fight against crime and criminality in the state as reflected hereunder:
ARREST OF A SUSPECTED FRAUDSTER WHO SPECIALIZES IN DEFRAUDING UNSUSPECTING MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC BY SELLING FAKE EMPLOYMENT/APPOINTMENT LETTERS:
On 04/10/2021 at about 1520hrs, based on credible intelligence, the Command succeeded in arresting one Ibrahim Lawal El-Maki, ‘M’, aged 45yrs of Rafin Dadi Quarters, now residing at Gwarinpa Quarters, Abuja who conspired with one Hajarat Iyeh Egbunu, ‘F’, aged 42yrs of Kubwa, Abuja, an indigene of Kogi state, a dismissed Nigerian Immigration Service officer, a notorious fraudster who has been on the wanted list of security agencies for various offenses relating to fraud. The fact of the case was that on 15/10/2020, the suspect Ibrahim Lawal El-Maki, approached one Aminu Hamza, ‘M’, aged 32yrs of GRA, Katsina state with a proposal for a job vacancy at Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Headquarters, Abuja, with a salary of more than three million Naira (N3,000,000:00K). He also informed him that each offer is sold at three million and five hundred thousand (N3,500,000:00K). The said Aminu Hamza informed his friends of this lucrative offer, they picked interest and gathered the sum of seven million Naira (Seven Million Naira) which they transferred to Ibrahim El-Maki’s account. Subsequently, the suspect, Ibrahim Lawal ElMaki send copies of the appointment letters to him through WhatsApp which were later traced to be fake.
In the course of investigation, Ibrahim Lawal Elmaki was traced and arrested. He confessed to have collected the said money and gave it to one Hajarat Iyeh Egbunu, ‘F’, in good faith with intent of assisting his friends to get ECOWAS’ juicy appointments. Elmaki cooperated and assisted the police in their investigation which led to the arrest of the principal suspect Hajarat Iye Egbunu, who confessed to have received the sum of thirty-four million, eight hundred thousand naira (N34, 800, 000:00K) from Ibrahim Lawal Elmaki through her bank accounts. But Elmaki stated that she collected the sum of forty-seven million, three hundred and fifty thousand (N47,350,000:00K) from him. It may interest you to know that other unsuspecting members of the public defrauded by the suspect through the same modus operandi by Hajarat Iye Egbunu are still trooping to the Command Headquarters to lodge their complaints. Investigation is ongoing.
ARREST OF FRAUDSTERS AND BEING IN POSSESSION OF US DOLLARS (USD) AND ZAIRE CURRENCY SUSPECTED TO BE COUNTERFEIT:
On 29/09/2021 at about 0200hrs, based on credible intelligence, the Command succeeded in arresting one Sunusi Muhammed, ‘M’, aged 33yrs of Kofar Guga Quarters, Katsina in possession of fifty (50) pieces of one hundred American Dollars ($100) denomination. In the course of investigation, suspect confessed to have received the same from one Bashir Nuhu, ‘M’, aged 55yrs of Kadarko Quarters, Katsina, whom he referred to as his boss and supplier of the fake currency note. Furthermore, he stated that for the past one year they have been committing the same crime and in fact, he received West African Francs, (CFA) Niger Republic currency of various denominations more than three times from Bashir Nuhu. The said Bashir Nuhu was traced and arrested. Also, a search was conducted in his house and three hundred and seven (307) pieces of Zaire currency suspected to be counterfeit were found in his possession. Suspects confessed to the commission of the offence. Investigation is ongoing.
ARREST OF SUSPECTED SUPPLIER OF FUEL TO BANDITS: On 5/10/2021 at about 1300hrs, the Command succeeded in arresting Almustapha Kabir, ‘M’, aged 18yrs of Dan’arau village, Niger Republic, who specializes in supplying fuel to bandits to the forest. He was accosted by a team of Nigerian Army personnel on patrol along Magama — Jibia road with some quantity of petroleum product inside polythene bags. In the course of investigation, the suspect confessed to the commission of the offence. Investigation is ongoing.
SP GAMBO ISAH, ANIPR,
POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER (PPRO), FOR: COMMISSIONER OF POLICE, KATSINA STATE