Kano: POS operator returns N10 million sent in error

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A Point of Sale (POS) operator, Mohammed Sani Abdulrahman has returned the sum of N10 million sent to his account in error by one of his customers in Kano State.

Sani had on December 21, 2023, reported to the Kano State Police Command that one of his customers who was yet to be identified erroneously sent the sum of N10 million to his account instead of N10,000.

The State Commissioner of Police, CP Mohammed Usaini Gumel had ordered a team of detectives led by SP Abdulwahab Zubairu from the Command’s Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to carry out a discreet investigation to identify the owner and return his money.

The investigation took the police three months to identify the owner, a businessman at Dawanau Grain Market in Kano Metropolis and his money was returned.

The commissioner commended the POS operator and the Police team from the State CID for the display of honesty, integrity, and professionalism and encouraged others to follow “this rare exemplary track.”

Out of joy, the businessman and owner of the money gave the POS operator the sum of N500,000 while appreciating the commissioner of police for his integrity.

SP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, the command’s spokesperson made this known in a statement on Thursday morning, adding that the investigation was concluded on Thursday, March 14, 2024.

The statement partly reads: “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 a discreet investigation with a view to identify the owner and return his money.

“On the 14th 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 a cash gift of Five Hundred Thousand Naira (N500,000:00). The owner also thanked the CP for his honesty, integrity, and showing a good example.

“The Commissioner of Police, CP Mohammed Usaini Gumel, FIPMA, psc who is famously nick-named by the good people of the State as “A Fada a Cika” commended the POS operator for his honesty and good conduct and referred to this kind gesture as rare enabled the owner also encourages others to emulate.”


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