A 38-year-old man, Buhari Hassan, has been arrested by operatives of the Police in Kano State for parading himself as an agent of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
This was announced in a statement issued by the Spokesperson of the command, DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, on Wednesday.
According to the statement, the suspect allegedly defrauded 64 people of N6 million using fake documents.
The statement read: “On 31/08/2021, at about 1500hrs, information was received from a credible source that, one Buhari Hassan, ‘m’, 38 years old of Sauna Kawaji Quarters, Nassarawa LGA Kano, was posing as an agent of National Cotton Association of Nigeria under Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Anchor Borrower Programme to defraud unsuspecting members of the public using fake documents.
“About 64 persons have reported that the suspect defrauded them the sum of Six million, two hundred and ninety-four thousand, two hundred Naira (N6,294,200.00).
“The Commissioner of Police, Sama’ila Shu’aibu Dikko, has ordered for discreet investigation. The suspect will be charged to court upon completion of the investigation.”