Monday, August 26, 2013

Spiritualist Allegedly Defrauds FCT Minister Bala Mohammed

The State Security Service has arrested an Abuja-based car dealer, Ibrahim Takat, for allegedly conspiring with a spiritualist, identified as Nakasi Ahmadu, to defraud the Federal Capital Territory Minister, Senator Bala Mohammed of N3m.”The spiritualist, Nakasi Ahmadu “used the cloned phone number to give instruction to the Chief of Staff to the minister via text message to deposit N3m into his (Takat) account number 0011141544 with Diamond Bank Plc. The amount was withdrawn the same day by the suspect.”

Parading Takat in Abuja on Friday, the Director of Operations, SSS, in FCT, Ibrahim Halilu, explained that he used the minister’s cloned number to obtain the money on August 8, 2013 at Asokoro, Abuja.

But Takat claimed he knew nothing about the alleged cloning of the minister’s telephone number, adding that the fraud was perpetrated by the spiritualist, Nakasi Ahmadu, who who is on the run. He said Ahmadu used his (Takat) bank account to receive the money and gave him N400,000 in return.

The car dealer explained that he gave his bank account to the spiritualist because he had been his friend for over 20 years and trusted him.

Takat said, “Ahmadu is my friend and he lives in Gombe; he asked me to give him my bank account for a business transaction which I obliged because I have known him for about 20 years and he has helped me in the past. The money (N3m) was deposited in my account and he withdrew it and gave me N400,000, but I didn’t know the money was criminally obtained.

“If I was involved in the scam, I would not have come to the SSS office when I was invited. I don’t know anything about it.”
  The  police is now on the trail of the spiritualist, Nakasi Ahmadu.