Officers of the Nigeria Police Force, Kano State Command, have arrested three suspected fraudsters who specialized in defrauding POS agents, filling stations and super markets.
This was contained in a press statement signed by the spokesman of the command, DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, and issued to DAILY POST.
He said the suspects were arrested after police received a complaint on 12th December 2021 that a syndicate of fraudsters were defrauding members of the public especially super markets and filling stations on POS transaction.
On receipt of the report, the Commissioner of Police, CP Samaila Shuaibu Dikko, raised and instructed a team of Operation Puff Adder to arrest the culprits.
Kiyawa said police arrested one Ibrahim Sulaiman, who confessed that Salihu Dauda Muhammad, the second suspect, bought his GT Bank ATM card at the rate of N10,000.
He explained that after arresting the second suspect, he mentioned one Lawan Bala Sa’idu, known as Alhaji, the syndicate leader, who sent him to buy ATM cards from the first suspect.
The police spokesman said after arresting the gang leaders, he also confessed to have been defrauding operators of POS especially at filling stations, supermarkets and shops within the Kano metropolis.
The suspects told DAILY POST that they usually go to supermarkets and filling stations to make purchases or collect cash and make POS payment after which they fraudulently reverse the money into their accounts.
Kiyawa said five GT Bank ATM cards, one UBA ATM card, one Union Bank ATM card, one Sterling Bank ATM card and 18 pieces of different POS transaction receipts were recovered from the suspects.
He said investigation is in progress and suspects will be charged to charge afterwards.