Police arrest 154 suspects for armed robbery, other crimes in Kano
154 suspects have been arrested by the operatives of Kano State Police Command over armed robbery and other crimes in the last three months.
This was contained in a statement released on Sunday by the police public relations officer in the state, DSP Abdullahi Haruna.
The PPRO said the suspects were arrested at different times and locations in various raids conducted under the Operation Puff Adder.
Hasruna said those arrested included 14 armed robbery suspects, 143 thugs, kidnappers, fraudsters, car thieves, bandits’ supplier, and a cattle rustler.
The spokesperson said that the command recovered five riffles including one AK-49, two AK-47, two pistols and other dangerous weapons as well as nine cars, two tricycles, illicit drugs, 99 pieces of 100 fake dollar notes and GSM phones.
Haruna said that the police on March 20, arrested one Musa Abubakar, 23, who conspired with others at large to attack one Hassan Shariff at Gunduwawa village on Kano-Hadejia Road.
The suspects, he said, shot the victim on the shoulder, robbed him of his car and other items.
“On Jan. 13, suspected armed robbers attacked personnel of Wanxiang Mosquito Company located at Zenawa village in Gezawa Local Government Area (LGA) of the State.
“The suspects carted away with N13.5 million, four smart phones valued at 600 dollars, a laptop computer and other items.
“The following suspects -Musa Ibrahim Ringim, 48, Abdulwahab Ubale, 20, and Sama’ila Bello were arrested in connection with the crime.
“Musa was arrested while trying to establish a kidnapping base in Falgore Forest,” he said.
According to him, the command has arrested a logistics supplier, who specialised in supplying motorcycles and drugs to bandits in Zamfara.
“Investigation revealed that, so far, the suspect has delivered more than 60 motorcycles to the bandits in Zamfara.
“He has been charged to court,” he said.
Haruna said all the suspects would be charged to court as soon as investigations were concluded.
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