Woman in hijab arrested for defrauding 3 traders with fake credit alerts
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Woman in hijab arrested for defrauding 3 traders with fake credit alerts

The Kano State Police Command has arrested one Fati Umar Dikko, of Rijiyar Zaki Quarters, who sends fake bank credit alerts to traders after taking their goods.

The command’s spokesperson, DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, in a statement on Tuesday, September 21, said the suspect was arrested following complaints by victims. 

According to him, “On September 12, at about 6:30p.m., three traders, Jamilu Musa, Aliyu Inusa and Sadiya Muhammad, of different Kano addresses reported that between September 11 and September 14, the suspect bought wrappers worth N57k, N90k and 51k respectively from their shops.

The victims told the police that the suspect created and sent fake credit alerts, to them, but they did not realise that the credit alerts were fake until after she had left their shops.

On receipt of the complaints, the Commissioner of Police, Kano State Command, CP Sama’ila Shu’aibu Dikko, fsi raised and instructed a team of detectives led by SP Daniel Itse Amah to trace and arrest the culprit

The team immediately swung into action and was able to arrest the suspect while trying to collect materials from other shops using the same method.

During preliminary investigation, the suspect confessed to the crime, saying that she specialised in creating fake credit alerts to swindle her victims.”

He stated also that four other complaints were lodged after the suspect had been arrested adding that she would be charged in court at the end of investigations.

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