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NSCDC arrests 32 year-old suspected fraudster in Borno

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NSCDC arrests 32 year-old suspected fraudster in Borno

Unread postby Wsj » Wed May 23, 2018 2:37 pm

The Borno command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Wednesday said it had arrested a 32 year-old man who allegedly tricked people and deprived them of their money.

Commandant of the Corps, Ibrahim Abdullahi, who stated this, gave the name of the suspect as Ali Goni, who was arrested at London Ciki area of Maiduguri.

He said Goni was nabbed after one of his victims, Muhammad Kawu, reported the activities of the suspect to the command.

.”The fraudsters told his victim to get a special detergent and some herbal perfumes that would be used to appeased spirits, and that thereafter, N1.5 billion would be available for sharing.

“He subsequently collected N130, 000 from his victim, claiming the amount wouldl be used to appease the spiritual goddess to released the N1.5 million,” he said.

Abdullahi who decried the activities of fraudsters disguising as ‘saviours’, warned people to be wary of such characters.

“The victim was working with a non-governmental organization but the suspect deceived him to quit the job, promising him the N1.5 billion,” said the Commandant.

Narrating what happened, the victim (Kawu) said he was approached by Goni, who promised to provide him with money.

“I have been visiting him for the last four months; he told me we needed to have the ‘Elephant Blue Detergent’ to wash the money; I searched everywhere but could not get such type of detergent.

“He later requested for a lot of money; it was then I realised that I was being defrauded by him,” he said.

Goni, the suspect, confessed that he tricked his victim under the pretext of making money for him.

Goni said he took advantage of the young man because he was desperate to make money.

“I have made great mistake, I am begging for his forgiveness,” he said.


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