Aliyu Hussaini, a suspected infamous fraudster, was arrested by the Kano State Police Command after he brought rags and tattered mosquito nets to a customer after she ordered 14 textile goods worth N100,000 online.
DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, the command’s spokesperson, said in a statement on Monday that 37 other people have filed complaints against the suspect for scamming them while selling fabrics.
“On the 09/11/2021 at about 0900hrs, a report was received from a woman, ‘f’, of Yelwa Shandam, Plateau State, that one Facebook user with account name “Aliyu Hussaini Salisu”, ‘m’, displayed Textile materials such Lace, “Shadda”, etc and advertise in his Facebook page for sale,” the PPRO stated.
“She ordered for fourteen (14) different textile materials at One Hundred Thousand Naira (N100,000:00) and sent the money through Unguwa Uku Motor Park Kano. But, instead of sending the materials, he packaged rag and tattered Mosquito Nets and sent to her
“Upon receiving the report, the Commissioner of Police, Kano State Command, CP Sama’ila Shu’aibu Dikko, fsi, raised and instructed a team of detectives led by DSP Mutari Jibrin Dawanau to arrest the culprit.
“The team immediately swung into action and arrested the suspect, one Aliyu Hussaini, ‘m’, 25 years old, of Hotoro Quarters Kano, at Unguwa Uku Motor Park, Kano,”
While attempting to scam another suspecting victim, the suspect was found in possession of a laptop computer and a cellphone.
During questioning, the suspect stated that he specialized in advertising Textile Materials on Whatsapp and Facebook, collecting people’s money, and then either blocking their social media accounts/phone numbers or sending them shredded rags.
He also admitted to using the same strategy to scam 37 people from various parts of the country, particularly women with a liking for designer materials.
“After his arrest, Thirty Seven (37) persons have lodged complaints and reported that the suspect defrauded them the sum of One Million and Fourteen Thousand Naira (N1,014,000.00). The suspect have today, 22/11/2021 charged to Senior Chief Magistrate Court, No. 26 Ungogo Kano for prosecution.” he added.