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Five arrested for bank alert forgery in Katsina

31 August 2012, 14:10

Katsina - Katsina State Police Command has arrested one Kenneth Mustapha and four others for allegedly using laptop computers to send false bank alerts to defraud people.

The Deputy Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Shehu Muhammad, said this on Friday in Katsina.

He said the suspects had specialised in duping people, especially their business associates, by sending them forged bank alerts.

According to him, the syndicate usually pretend to buy goods from people and promised to send them money through their bank accounts.

The PPRO said the syndicate would instead send false bank alerts to appear as if they had deposited the money in the victims' accounts. 

Muhammad said that investigations had shown that a number of people had fallen victims of the syndicate.

He, therefore, warned the public to be conscious of people they relate with to avoid becoming victims of swindlers.

Some of the items recovered from the syndicate, he said, included five motorcycles, a generating set and a laptop computer.

The police spokesman said the suspects would be prosecuted after investigations were concluded.


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