Aliyu Hussaini, a 25-year-old man from Kano state, has been detained for using social media platforms such as Facebook and Whatsapp to promote textile supplies and then defrauding unsuspecting clients of their money without delivering the items.
Hussaini was detained for defrauding 37 unsuspecting clients, predominantly women, of items valued over N1 million, according to the state police command’s spokesperson, DSP Abdullahi Haruna.
According to Haruna, nemesis caught up with him while attempting to defraud a victim after he duped another, Yelwa Shandam N100,000, and failed to send the goods to her instead he packaged rags and tattered Mosquito Nets and sent them to her.
“We received a report from a woman, Shandam from Plateau State at about 9am on the 9th November, 2021 that she ordered for supply of 14 different textile materials worth N100,000 from Hussaini but instead of sending the goods he packaged rag and tattered Mosquito Nets and sent to her through a motor park in Unguwa Uku.
The team immediately swung into action and arrested the suspect, one Aliyu Hussaini, 25 years old, of Hotoro Quarters Kano, at Unguwa Uku Motor Park, Kano.
During interrogation, the suspect revealed he specialized in using Whatsapp and Facebook to advertise Textile Materials, collect people’s money and then either block their social media accounts/phone numbers or send tattered rags to them. He also confessed to have applied the same method to defraud about 37 people from different parts of the country, especially females who have passion for designed 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 has been charged to Senior Chief Magistrate Court for prosecution”DSP Haruna said