Operatives of Zamfara State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, (NSCDC), have arrested one Mustapha, a Point of Sale (PoS) operator.
NSCDC operatives arrest PoS operator for doing business with bandits
The suspect, who was said to have confessed to transacting on behalf of some bandits, stated that it is the money they left in his care, they used for buying foods, and drugs.
Mustapha was arrested for allegedly making financial transactions on behalf of bandits in the state.
Disclosing the suspect’s arrest in a statement addressed to members of the public, the state commandant, NSCDC, Muhammad Bello Muazu said Mustapha was nabbed while making a transaction in Birnin Tsaba community in Zurmi local government area of Zamfara State.
The NSCDC commandant added that the operatives recovered two POS machines from him, as he noted that the suspect had confessed that the machines were bought for him by a bandits’ leader.
Muazu explained that the suspect confessed that he is only using the POS machine to transact business on behalf of his client bandits
“During interrogation, the suspect told us that they called him from the forest and instructed him to collect money on their behalf and keep the money with him,” he said.
According to him, if bandits want to buy drugs, fuel or foodstuff, they send somebody directly to the suspect to collect the money to buy whatever they want for them.
“From our observation, this will affect the way the bandits are using rural POS operators to make transactions. The rural POS operators are closer to the armed criminals,” he explained.
Meanwhile, just recently, men of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), in collaboration with hunters in Bauchi, killed four bandits and kidnappers during gun battles in the Alkaleri Local Government Area of the state.
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