Kano POS operator returns ‘N10m mistakenly transferred to his account’

The Kano police command says a point of sale (POS) operator
identified as Mohammed Abdulrahman, has returned N10 million mistakenly
transferred to his account, to the sender.


In a statement on Thursday, Abdullahi Kiyawa, Kano police
spokesperson, said the owner of the money is a businessman in Dawanau grain
market in Kano metropolis.


Kiyawa said the POS operator explained that the owner of the
money intended to send the sum of N10,000 but mistakenly transferred N10
million to his account.


“As the POS operator reported to the police that he has
realised that one of his customers who is yet to be identified wrongly
transferred to his account ten million naira (N10,000,000:00) instead of ten
thousand naira (N10,000:00),” the statement reads.


 “And it took the
police investigation three months period in identifying the owner of the excess


“After getting all the proofs, CP Gumel casts encomium to
both the POS operator and the police team from the state CID for the display of
honesty, integrity, professionalism and encourages others to follow this rare
exemplary track.


“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 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


The statement added that the POS operator was rewarded with
a cash gift of N500,000.


“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 statement adds.


“The owner also thanked the CP for his honesty, integrity,
and showing good example.”


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