Police arrest suspected social media fraudster

Nasiru Yusuf
Police in Kano have announced the arrest of one Musa Lurwanu Maje, popularly known on social media as Musa L Maje who specialises in creating social media accounts with female names to defraud randy lovers.
ALL IN ONE reports that the police spokesperson Abdullahi Kiyawa in a statement issued on Sunday said the suspect was arrested following a complain from one Zahra Mansur, that someone uses her name, pictures, and videos and create Facebook account for defrauding unsuspecting members of the public.

Kiyawa said, Maje, a 26 year old resident of Sitti Village, Sumaila local government area Kano state was arrested in possession of a Redmi Note 11 Pro mobile phone valued at N200,000:00 and other accessories bought from the proceeds of fraud.
Kiyawa revealed that the police have also recovered the sum of N70,000 as well as nude pictures and videos of victims from the suspect.
“On investigation, the suspect confessed that he specialized in the use of Social Media and creates fake Social Media accounts to defraud unsuspecting members of the public.

“He claimed to have created a fake Facebook account bearing ‘Zahra Mansur‘ and uses her pictures and videos to defraud people without her consent. He also confessed to having deceived many people and got their nude pictures and videos, and threatened to blackmail them if they refuse to send money to him.

“The Commissioner of Police, Kano State Command, CP Sama’ila Shu’aibu Dikko, fsi directed for discreet investigation, after which the suspect will be charged to Court for prosecution,” Kiyawa said in a statement.

The police spokesperson advised anyone with a complaint against the suspect to contact 08067060267 or 08065060100.
The police also advised people to be cautious of their social media engagements and avoid sharing sensitive information like pictures, videos, bank details with unknown persons.


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