Katsina Police Arrest Fake Currency Dealer, Bank Alert Scammer

The Katsina Police Command says it has arrested one Bishir Umar, a suspect who sells counterfeit currency, including 43-year-old Alkasim Muhammad, who specialised in fake bank alert.

Abubakar Sadiq, the spokesman for the command, said the fake currency dealer also known as Dan Zamfara hails from Magamar in Jibia local council.

He stated that his arrest was made possible after an intelligence report on his illegal activities.

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“Upon instant search in where he was trailed and arrested, the following suspected counterfeit currencies were recovered from his possession; four pieces of one N1000, CFA 10,000 Niger Republic currency; and one piece of the 2000 denomination of the Niger Republic CFA; as well as a passport ID card bearing Amadou Salamatou,” said Sadiq.

The police spokesman claimed that the suspect confessed to the crime during an interrogation.

According to him, the other suspect lived at Sharada Phase 3, Kano State. “Upon receipt of the complaint on the suspect’s nefarious activities, detectives were drafted for investigation, and he was tracked down and arrested at Kazaure LGA, Jigawa State.

“Two bank tellers and two GSM handsets were recovered as exhibits from the suspects and he has confessed to the commission of the offence. He identified three of his accomplices whom he said are currently at large. An effort is on with a view to arresting the fleeing suspects,” he said.

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