Kano: “We Arrested 3241 Suspects in 6 Months” – Police Commissioner


The Nigerian Police Force [NPF] based in Kano State, today, presented their mid-year card to newsmen. The state Commissioner of Police, Musa Daura briefed newsmen on the mid-year score-card of the Command. He indicated that the police made great in-roads into taking a bite on crime in Kano. Daura stated that many criminals have been arrested and many assorted dangerous weapons recovered.

Recovered Cash
Recovered Cash

According to the Police Commissioner, up to 3241 suspects arrested in in Kano between the months of January and June 2013. In his words, “the Command has from January to date conducted a series of raids at various criminal hideouts and black spots within the state. A total of 3241 suspects were arrested among which 2741 were charged to court for prosecution on various charges”.

The Police boss said that in the last six months, items recovered from armed robbers include two AK 47 rifles, 60 rounds of live ammunitions, 9 locally made pistols, and 47 cartridges, huge scissors, cutlasses and house breaking implements, adding that 52 robbery cases were recorded while stolen properties recovered were 30 vehicles of different make, 98 GSM Handsets, jewelries, pumping machines, electric generators, cable fuses from vandalized Power Holding Company of Nigeria {PHCN} installations, among others.

The police commissioner highlighted some of the arrest made by the police.

According to the Commissioner, a banker identified as Robert Olusegun was among 3241 suspects arrested by Kano state Police Command between January and June this year for various criminal offences. Daura said Robert conspired with another accomplice, now at large and attacked a customer of the bank where he worked with a pistol and knife on his way to the bank to deposit the money. “They robbed him the sum of N4, 755, 200.00. The suspects were vigorously pursued by members of the community and Robert was arrested with the money. One revolver pistol loaded with three live ammunitions and a knife were recovered from him. Investigation is on top gear to arrest the fleeing suspect,” said the police commissioner.

Another highlight mentioned by the commissioner was the arrest of two men, Sa’adu Abdullahi and Ismail Ishaq, both from Jigawa state.   According to the police boss, “a team of policemen while on patrol along Zaria road, intercepted two men, Sa’adu Abdullahi and Ismail Ishaq, both from Jigawa state in a Toyota Camry car, suspected to have been stolen adding that on further scrutiny, pumping machine, one electric generator, two rolls of hose and other house breaking implements primed for suspected vandalization of pipeline along Dakasoye village, Garum Mallam Local government, the suspect confessed of the crime. Exhibits recovered from the suspects include 583 bottles of Suck-and-die, 1289 tubes of rubber solution, 100 packets of tramol drugs, 39 knives, 15 swords, seven locally-made pistols, large quantity of Indian Hemp, sticks, axes. The aim of the raids is to rid the state of criminal activities”.

He recalled that a gang of seven armed men during the same period attacked nine different houses in Sheka/maidele quarters and robbed the occupant of their valuables, adding that all the suspect were arrested and are assisting the police in their investigation. He added also that a five member of motor-cycle snatchers were snabbed by the command.

Daura also expressed gratitude to Kano state government for the support it has been rendering the command especially in its campaign against criminals as well as other sister agencies in the state, noting that without their cooperation there was little the command alone could have achieved in its war against crime.

He urged members of the public never to relent in their effort to support the police with useful information on the activities of criminals, and assured that his Command will continue to ensure adequate protection of lives and properties of good citizens.




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