Police arrest ‘700-year-old ‘Spirit’ in Kano

Ibrahim Idris, Kano state police commisioner

Ibrahim Idris, Kano state police commisioner
A man poses as a 700 year old spirit to dupe people in Kano.

The Kano State Police Command has arrested one Nura Hamza, who allegedly posed as a 700-year-old spirit, to dupe members of the public.

The state police Commissioner, Ibrahim Idris, told newsmen on Wednesday in Kano, that the accused, who resides at Kurnar Asabe quarters, was arrested on August 23, following a complaint from one of his victims.

According to Commissioner, the suspect had used his cell phone to call the complainant severally claiming to be a 700 year-old spirit.

“He (the suspect) directed the complainant to source for money and take it to a nearby bush on the back of an ant hill for use to perform some spiritual duties,’’ the commissioner said.

The complainant had reportedly acted as was directed, by depositing the sum of N800, 000 at the location, after which he decided to alert his relatives, who laid siege for the ‘spirit’.

“This culminated into the arrest of the suspect after luring him to the usual destination’’, Mr. Hamza said.

The commissioner said items recovered from the suspect include seven pieces of fake 100 dollar bills, three bundles of cut-to-size paper used to deceive unsuspecting victims as 100 dollar bills and four MTN sim certificates. Other items are three motorcycles, a generator, and one mobile phone.

Mr. Idris said the suspect would be charged to court as soon as investigations are completed.

The commissioner also said that the command arrested 150 suspected criminals in addition to smashing five robbery gangs in the last two weeks.


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