The Kaduna Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested members of a notorious syndicate of fraudsters, made up of four Nigerians and one Nigerien who specialised in duping innocent persons.
Those arrested are Salisu Rabiu, a.k.a Maimagani; Ibrahim Idris, a.k.a Dankano; Magaji Musa (Nigerien) a.k.a Maishayi; Haruna Abdullahi,a.k.a Balogun and Abubakar Umar, a.k.a Fulani.
EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, in a statement said the suspects were arrested in a bush along Sabon Gari, Kurmin Kogi, Ikara Local Government Area of Kaduna state.
He said a search of their hideout which is suspected to be a kidnappers’ den led to the startling discovery of a sum of fake $570,000 and some charms.
Continuing he said, “The five man gang met their waterloo when they conspired among themselves to lure an unsuspecting victim into believing that some unclaimed boxes containing huge amount of US dollars were kept with some herdsmen believed to be accomplices by an unidentified politician.
“But doubtful of the story, the would-be victim contacted the EFCC.
“Operatives upon receipt of the intelligence swung into action and arrested the gang members in their hideouts.
“All the suspects are in custody while investigation continues.
“The Commission wishes to use this opportunity to warn members of the public to be wary of any get-rich-quick offer in order not to be a victim of scam.
“However, those who had fallen victim to the nefarious activities of this syndicate are enjoined to report to the Commission’s office located at No.4 Wurno Road Kaduna State.”