Kano PoS Operator Gets N500K Reward For Returning N9.9m

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A 37-year-old Point of Sale (PoS) operator, Mohammed Sani Abdulrahman, of Kurnar Asabe Quarters in Kano metropolis, has been rewarded with a cash gift of N500,000.00 by a businessman, who mistakenly transferred N10,000,000.00 to him instead of N10,000.00.
The incident was reported to the Police in December, 2023 while it took operatives of the Kano State Police Command three months to conclude investigation and eventually resolve the matter on Wednesday.
A statement by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, posted on his personal Facebook page on Thursday morning, said Mohammed had reported himself at the State’s Police Headquarters in Bompai, Kano, in December 2023 and stated that an unknown customer had made a transfer of the sum of Nine Million, Nine Hundred and Ninety Thousand Naira (N9,990,000:00) to his business account instead of Ten Thousand Naira (N10,000:00).
“It was since on 21/12/2023, that a Point of Sale (POS) Operator known as Mohammed Sani Abdulrahman, 37 years, ‘m’, 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 Nine Million, Nine Hundred and Ninety Thousand Naira (N9,990,000:00) while he wanted to make an online transfer of Ten Thousand Naira (N10,000:00) only and mistakenly transferred the sum of ten million naira (N10,000,000:00).
“On receipt of the report, the Commissioner of Police, Kano State Command, CP Mohammed Usaini Gumel, FIPMA, psc 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 13th 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 Nine Million, Nine Hundred and Ninety Thousand Naira (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 Five Hundred Thousand Naira (N500,000:00). The owner also thanked the CP for his honesty, integrity, and showing good example.


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