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Police Arrest ‘Spirit’ In Kano by Tolexander(m): 5:26am On Dec 12, 2012
The Kano State Police Command, yesterday, announced the arrest of a ‘700-year-old spirit’ that engages in extorting money from the members of the public by imposing fear in them via telephone calls.

Briefing journalists at the Bompai headquarters of the command, the Kano State Police Commissioner, Mr. Ibrahim K. Idris, explained that the ‘spirit’ turned out to be one Alhaji Nura Hamza, a resident of Kurna Asabe Quarters in the state.

Idris explained that the suspect had taken advantage of the fear imposed in his victims by his status as a ‘spirit’ to cause them to source money and deposit same in a nearby bush, on an anthill, for spiritual purposes.

He added that the complainant in this particular case, after depositing N800,000 as directed by the ‘spirit,’ decided to confide his fate in a relative, who quickly alerted him that he was being duped.

According to him, following the report of the serial extortion to the police, detectives swung into action, luring the ‘spirit’ to the same destination on the anthill, where he had always directed his victims to drop the cash.

The bait, Idris said, yielded the needed result as the ‘spirit’, upon his arrival, turned out to be a human being, adding that the suspect was arrested and taken into custody.

He added: “When the suspect was interrogated, he confessed that he committed the offence. The cell phone used in intimidating and cheating the victims was found in the suspect’s possession.”

The police boss said when the home of the suspect was searched, seven pieces of fake US$100, three bundles of paper cut to size of US $100, four MTN SIM cards, three motorcycles, a generating set and one mobile phone line (08037297557) were recovered as exhibits by the police.

He disclosed that investigation into the incident was still on while adding that the suspect would be charged to court as soon as investigation was concluded.

Idris urged the public to report to the police any receipt of strange phone calls from unknown persons making strange requests, adding that the police had devised means of unraveling and arresting such criminal activities.

In a similar vein, the commissioner explained that the police had arrested 147 suspects in the last two weeks for alleged offences ranging from motor vehicle theft to possession of dangerous weapons and possession of fake local and foreign currencies.

He added that during the same period, 60 rounds of live cartridges, 15 rounds of 9mm, one magazine with 30 rounds of live ammunition, a toy gun, one locally made revolver pistol and one locally made pistol were recovered.

According to him, the gallantry, professionalism and commitment of his men in synergy with the Joint Security Task Force led to the reduction of crime and criminal activities in the state, adding that economic and social activities were gradually returning to normal.


http://sunnewsonline.com/new/national/police-arrest-spirit-in-kano/

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Re: Police Arrest ‘Spirit’ In Kano by Francheezy(m): 9:18am On Dec 12, 2012
MENNN....SUM 9JA PEEPS JST DEY TOO GULL!BLE.....
OR SHULD I SAY DUMB...

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Re: Police Arrest ‘Spirit’ In Kano by Ogbeche77: 9:21am On Dec 12, 2012
Sun newspaper & wack news... Who be the editor of daily sun sef?

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Re: Police Arrest ‘Spirit’ In Kano by Dreyl(m): 9:23am On Dec 12, 2012
Francheezy: MENNN....SUM 9JA PEEPS JST DEY TOO GULL!BLE.....
OR SHULD I SAY DUMB...
BOTH fit GUY

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Re: Police Arrest ‘Spirit’ In Kano by kulyie: 9:23am On Dec 12, 2012
Hehehehe desperate times call for desperate measures.d way nigerians are defrauding people is becoming very amusing.taking advantage of illiterates believe in spirits.lol

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Re: Police Arrest ‘Spirit’ In Kano by caesaraba(m): 9:25am On Dec 12, 2012
Oboy! See format o. If this guy had been wise enough to rent a small space and have face-to-face contact with his 'clients' while constantly improvising his format, na private jet things be that o. Plus, it would have been considered legal. Too bad he wasn't smart enough sad

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Re: Police Arrest ‘Spirit’ In Kano by J-LANCE(m): 9:25am On Dec 12, 2012
hmm na wa o
Re: Police Arrest ‘Spirit’ In Kano by ignis(f): 9:33am On Dec 12, 2012
Why is the man being addressed as spirit?
From the story, he is an ordinary man deceiving dull and dumb headed nigerians who never use their brain.
Re: Police Arrest ‘Spirit’ In Kano by Sirmee(m): 9:41am On Dec 12, 2012
He added that during the same period, 60
rounds of live cartridges, 15 rounds of
9mm, one magazine with 30 rounds of live
ammunition, a toy gun, one locally made
revolver pistol and one locally made pistol
were recovered.


I sure die say na naija police add those in bolded.

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Re: Police Arrest ‘Spirit’ In Kano by jehovahnoni(m): 9:42am On Dec 12, 2012
Na waooh!..i no fit count how many spirits de call me in a week.,,no b who get money go drop money..if u say u b spirit..me na GHOST,,one piece of 5naira u no go get am from me..even though u b HIGH-SPIRIT .

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Re: Police Arrest ‘Spirit’ In Kano by Techwriter: 9:42am On Dec 12, 2012
The man don read "Want to Stay Alive?" By James Hadley Chase. One of my best thrillers
Re: Police Arrest ‘Spirit’ In Kano by richardoz(m): 9:45am On Dec 12, 2012
Spirit indeed
Re: Police Arrest ‘Spirit’ In Kano by 2iic(m): 9:49am On Dec 12, 2012
@Ogbeche77, what's wrong with Sun Newspaper, always displaying your stupidity everywhere. If it's ur punch and nation Newspapers you'll sing their praises to high heavens. Ugly bigot.

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Re: Police Arrest ‘Spirit’ In Kano by Morgan1092(m): 9:56am On Dec 12, 2012
Dis is wht Ibo man wil cal 'Akuko n'egwu'. Hmmm! Mek i hear say spirit cal me.
Re: Police Arrest ‘Spirit’ In Kano by ebi30(m): 9:57am On Dec 12, 2012
richardoz: Spirit indeed

Oboy na so spirit dey work? hehehe, him need cash 2 flex lwkmd
Re: Police Arrest ‘Spirit’ In Kano by ebi30(m): 10:02am On Dec 12, 2012
jehovahnoni: Na waooh!..i no fit count how many spirits de call me in a week.,,no b who get money go drop money..if u say u b spirit..me na GHOST,,one piece of 5naira u no go get am from me..even though u b HIGH-SPIRIT .
Guy u no go kill person o cheesy
Re: Police Arrest ‘Spirit’ In Kano by Atheist:-D(m): 10:06am On Dec 12, 2012
Maybe those ppl shouldnt have phones cool
Re: Police Arrest ‘Spirit’ In Kano by bknight(m): 10:07am On Dec 12, 2012
A dumb story abt a dumb man defrauding dumb victims caught by dumb security men undecided
Re: Police Arrest ‘Spirit’ In Kano by Chynx(m): 10:10am On Dec 12, 2012
Sirmee: He added that during the same period, 60
rounds of live cartridges, 15 rounds of
9mm, one magazine with 30 rounds of live
ammunition, a toy gun, one locally made
revolver pistol and one locally made pistol
were recovered.


I sure die say na naija police add those in bolded.

Did u see this paragraph?...just before the one u picked out in bold... "In a similar vein, the commissioner explained that the police had arrested 147 suspects in the last two weeks for alleged offences ranging from motor vehicle theft to possession of dangerous weapons and possession of fake local and foreign currencies."

So, maybe no be dem just add am...
 
Re: Police Arrest ‘Spirit’ In Kano by Chynx(m): 10:12am On Dec 12, 2012
bknight: A dumb story abt a dumb man defrauding dumb victims caught by dumb security men undecided

Pally, u no get joy! grin grin grin
Re: Police Arrest ‘Spirit’ In Kano by mumumugu(m): 10:24am On Dec 12, 2012
Naija police sabi arrest goat, yam, dog and naw spirit while bokoharam is stil bombing. Smh
Re: Police Arrest ‘Spirit’ In Kano by stantob(m): 10:26am On Dec 12, 2012
Pictures please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Re: Police Arrest ‘Spirit’ In Kano by Nobody: 10:29am On Dec 12, 2012
All nairalanders reading this must deposit money into my account before the end of today or my spirit will.................. grin
 

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