Crime Watch

Police arrest ‘ghost’ who allegedly scams Adamawa residents

The Adamawa State Police has arrested a man, Muhammad Abubakar also known as Malam Sabo, who allegedly disguises as ghost to defraud members of the public.

This was made known by the Nigeria Police Force in a statement released though its official Twitter (X) handle on Tuesday night.

According to the statement, the 59-year-old suspect is said to be an habitual 419 who specialises in defrauding residents y posing as a ghost. Abubakar was arrested on 5th of February 2024.

He is said to act the part and has mastered the art of voice distortion to sound like a woman or child which he uses to talk to unsuspecting victims.

Police alleged that Abubakar deployed that cunning tactics of pretending to be a ghost and defrauded one Abba Bale of the sum of N300,000.

The statement reads; “Adamawa state Police Command on 5/2/2024 arrested a 59 years old Man for frequently defrauding Members of the public.

The suspect, Muhammad Abubakar a.k.a Malam Sabo is said to be an habitual 419 who specializes in defrauding Members of the public in a disguised manner.

Mostly, the suspect hides his identity, pretending to be a Ghost, talking to his Victims with different voices. The suspect, at times changes his voice sound to that of a woman or a child to dupe his victims.

Recently he tricked and duped one Abba Bale of Demsawo of the sum of three Hundred thousand (N300,000.00)”.