Aliyu Hussaini, a 25-year-old man from Kano state, has been arrested for using social media platforms such as Facebook and Whatsapp to advertise textile materials and then defrauding unsuspecting buyers of their money without delivering the items.
Hussaini was arrested for defrauding 37 unsuspecting buyers, mostly women, of items valued over N1 million, according to the state police command’s spokesperson, DSP Abdullahi Haruna.
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Nemesis caught up with Haruna while he was attempting to defraud a victim after he duped another, Yelwa Shandam, for N100,000 and instead of sending the products to her, he packaged rags and tattered Mosquito Nets and sent them to her.
“We received a report from a woman, Shandam from Plateau State at about 9am on the 9th November, 2021 that she ordered for supply of 14 different textile materials worth N100,000 from Hussaini but instead of sending the goods he packaged rag and tattered Mosquito Nets and sent to her through a motor park in Unguwa Uku.
Following the receipt of the report, CP Sama’ila Shu’aibu Dikko, Commissioner of Police, Kano State Command, raised and instructed a team of detectives led by DSP Mutari Jibrin Dawanau to arrest the culprit.
The team immediately swung into action and arrested the suspect, one Aliyu Hussaini, 25 years old, of Hotoro Quarters Kano, at Unguwa Uku Motor Park, Kano.
During interrogation, the suspect revealed that he specialized in advertising Textile Materials on Whatsapp and Facebook, collecting people’s money, and then either blocking their social media accounts/phone numbers or sending them tattered rags.
He also confessed to using the same method to defraud 37 people from various parts of the country, particularly women with a passion for designed materials.
After his arrest, Thirty Seven (37) persons have lodged complaints and reported that, the suspect defrauded them the sum of One Million and Fourteen Thousand Naira (N1,014,000.00).
The suspect has been charged to Senior Chief Magistrate Court for prosecution”DSP Haruna said
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