The Kano State Police Command arrested Aliyu Hussaini, a suspected known fraudster, when he supplied rags and damaged mosquito nets to a consumer after she ordered 14 textile goods worth N100,000 online.
The command’s spokesperson, DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, said in a statement on Monday that 37 other persons had submitted complaints against the suspect for defrauding them while selling fabrics.
“On the 09/11/2021 at approximately 0900 hours, a report was received from a woman, ‘f’, of Yelwa Shandam, Plateau State, that one Facebook user with the account name “Aliyu Hussaini Salisu,”‘m’, displayed Textile materials such as Lace, “Shadda,” and other items and advertised them for sale on his Facebook page,” according to the PPRO.
“She placed an order for fourteen (14) different textile materials worth one hundred thousand naira (N100,000) and paid through Unguwa Uku Motor Park in Kano. Instead of shipping the materials, he wrapped and sent to her rag and tattered Mosquito Nets.
“When the Commissioner of Police, Kano State Command, CP Sama’ila Shu’aibu Dikko, fsi, received the complaint, he alerted and instructed a team of detectives led by DSP Mutari Jibrin Dawanau to apprehend the perpetrator.
“The team went into action right away and arrested the culprit, one Aliyu Hussaini,’m’, 25 years old, of Hotoro Quarters Kano, at Unguwa Uku Motor Park in Kano,” the statement said.
The suspect was discovered in possession of a laptop computer and a smartphone while attempting to con another unsuspecting victim.
During questioning, the suspect indicated that he specialized in advertising Textile Materials on Whatsapp and Facebook, collecting people’s money, and then blocking or delivering them shredded rags.
He also acknowledged to employing the same scheme to defraud 37 people from throughout the country, primarily women who liked fancy fabrics.
“Seventy-seven (37) people have filed complaints after his detention, alleging that the suspect cheated them of one million and fourteen thousand naira” (N1,014,000.00). The suspect was charged to Senior Chief Magistrate Court No. 26 Ungogo Kano for prosecution today, November 22, 2021,” he added.