The Kano Road and Traffic Agency, KAROTA has arrested one John Bandes who specializes in duping his customers.
The 45 years old who uses a tricycle with registration number ‘RRN 231QA, FGE 19-0849 was arrested on Obasanjo Street after personnel of the agency tracked him down following a complaint against him.
According to the Agency’s public relations officer, Nabilusi Abubakar in a press release on Tuesday, said, KAROTA received a complaint about a week ago from a lady, Jenifer Paul that a tricyclist duped her the sum of N600,000 which led to his arrest.
He said, upon interrogation, the suspect confessed to commiting the crime and also revealed that he is not alone.
According to him, the syndicate which has been operating in the past six months, operates between Kano and Abuja.
The release further stated that KAROTA’s investigations further revealed that the suspect uses a substance to hypnotize his victim before carting away their money or other valuables.
It was also discovered that John, has been a wanted suspect by the police before his arrest and has been handed over to the Badawa Police division for further investigations.
The Managing Director of the Agency, Baffa Dan,agundi in the release, urge the public to be cautious of tricycles they board and report any suspicious person to the authority for quick action.