May 20, 2024

Kano State Commissioner of Police (CP), Mohammed Gumel, has commended a Point of Sale (POS) operator for returning the balance of N10 million that was erroneously transfered to his account instead of N10,000.

This was just as the owner finally traced the man, the owner then rewarded the POS operator with N500,000.

This development was contained in a statement signed by the Command Police Public Relation Officer ( PPRO) SP SP Abdullahi Kiyawa,a copy made available on Thursday to press in Kano

While giving the detail of the matter,the statement disclosed that “It was since on 21/12/2023, that a Point of Sale (POS) Operator known as Mohammed Sani Abdulrahman, 37 years, male, of Kurnar Asabe Quarters Kano, reported himself at the Bompai Police Headquarters Kano where he stated that someone among his customers has overpaid into his POS business, the sum of N9,990,000:00, while he wanted to make an online transfer of N10,000:00 only and mistakenly transferred the sum of N10,000,000:00.”

SP Kiyawa however added that” On receipt of the report, the Commissioner of Police, Kano State Command, CP Mohammed Usaini Gumel, directed a team of detectives led by SP Abdulwahab Zubairu from the Command’s Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to carry out discreet investigation with a view to identify the owner and return his money.

“On the 14th of March, 2024, the investigation was concluded by uncovering the identity of the rightful owner, who is a businessman at Dawanau Grain Market in Kano Metropolis.

“After a painstaking investigation and being satisfied with proofs of ownership, the money, the excess sum of N9,990,000, was returned to the owner’s same account.

“The owner admired the gesture of which out of joy and with pleasure gave the POS operator cash gift of N500,000:00.

“While the owner also thanked the CP for his honesty, integrity, and showing good example.” it stated.

The Commissioner of Police, impressed by the development, commended the POS operator for “his honesty and good conduct” and referred to the kind gesture as rare and encouraged others to emulate.

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