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25-Year-Old Arrested For Alleged US Dollars Fraud

The men of the Jigawa State Police Command have arrested one Abubakar Ibrahim for scamming a friend of one million nine hundred and forty-two thousand naira (N1,942,000) with the promise of giving him United States Dollars (USD) in exchange.

DSP. Lawan Shiisu Adam, the State Command’s spokesman confirmed the arrest of the 27-year-old man in a statement made available to Saturday Telegraph.

Speaking on the development, Adam said upon receiving the complaint, detectives from the Hadejia ‘A’ Division jumped into action, arresting the suspect and immediately transferring him to SCID Dutse for a quiet investigation.

According to him, “on 20/5/2024 at about 0800hrs, one Ibrahim Musa 20yrs of Shagari Quarters reported at Hadejia ‘A’ Division that, about one month ago, one Abubakar Umar, age 25yrs of Gandun Sarki quarters, defrauded him the sum of one million nine hundred and forty-two thousand naira (N1,942,000.00k) with the agreement that, he will give him United States Dollars (USD) as equivalent.”


He added, “On interrogation at SCID Dutse, the suspect confessed to the commission of the offence.

“He further mentioned one Yahuza Mukthar of Kurna quarters Dala LGA, Kano State and Suleiman Yahaya as his accomplices, where they were equally arrested.

“When a search was conducted, thirty-two (32) pieces of counterfeited 100 USD, a piece of counterfeited one thousand naira note and clothes were recovered in their possession.

“All the suspects confessed to the commission of the offence allegedly against them and they will be taken to court.”

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