N9.9million returned to rightful owner after it was mistakenly transferred to a POS operator

The Kano state police says it has handed over about N9.9 million wrongly transferred to a POS operator, to the rightful owner in Dawanau Grain International market in Dawakin Tofa Local Government Area of the state.

The command disclosed this in a statement released by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Abdullahi Kiyawa in Kano on Thursday, March 14. He said a POS operator reported to the Police that he realized that one of his customers who is yet to be identified, wrongly transferred N10 million instead of N10,000.

Kiyawa explained that on receipt of the report, the Commissioner of Police, Usaini Gumel, directed a discreet investigation to identify the rightful owner in order to return the money to him.

He said that it took the Police investigation team three months before identifying the original owner of the huge amount.

“On March 14, the investigation was concluded sequel to the uncovering of the identity of the rightful owner, who happened to be a trader at the famous Dawanau Grains Market located in Dawakin Tofa. The owner (name withheld) commended the POS operator and the Police for their efforts and out of joy he presented a cash gift of N500,000 to the POS operator. He also appreciated the commissioner for the show of honesty and integrity by the police, saying this was a demonstration of exemplary leadership,“ he said