July 26, 2014

Kano state police arrests 700-year-old spirit

A 700-year-old spirit was arrested in Kano state after allegedly duping a man of N800,000.

Police in Kano said they arrested one Nura Hamza who claimed to be the centuries old spirit

State Police Commissioner Ibrahim Idris told reporters yesterday that the suspected was arrested one week ago after one of his victims filed a complaint.

The suspect had deceived the victim via a phone call in which he claimed to be the spirit aged 700 years.

He said, “He (the suspect) directed the complainant to source money and take it to a nearby bush for spiritual duties.

Idris said the victim had complied, depositing the money as ordered by the 700 year old spirit but police officers were on the trail and quickly arrested Hamza.

“When his compound was searched, the following exhibits recovered. Seven pieces of fake $100, three bundles of cut-to-size papers with pretext to be $100, four MTN SIM certificates, three motorcycles, generator and one mobile phone,” Idris said.

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