Police arrest ‘700 years old spirit’ for fraud

Police in Kano State have arrested one Nura Hamza, who claimed to be a 700-year-old spirit.

Hamza was arrested after he allegedly duped a man of N800,000.

The state Commissioner of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, told reporters on Wednesday in Kano that the suspect, who resides at Kurnar Asabe quarters, was arrested on August 23, following complaint from one of his victims.

According to him, the suspect used his mobile phone to call the complainant several times claiming to be a spirit aged 700 years.

He said, “He (the suspect) directed the complainant to source money and take it to a nearby bush for spiritual duties.

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“When his compound was searched, the following exhibits recovered. Seven pieces of fake $100, three bundles of cut-to-size papers with pretext to be $100, four MTN SIM certificates, three motorcycles, generator and one mobile phone.”

Idris said after the complainant had deposited N800,000 as directed by the suspect, he decided to inform his relatives.

The CP said, “This culminated in the arrest of the suspect after luring him to the destination.”

The commissioner also said the command had arrested 150 suspected criminals and smashed five robbery gangs within the last two weeks.

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