The Kano State Police Command said within the last six (6) weeks, from 23rd July, 2020 to 8th September, 2020 it has arrested Two Hundred and Fifty Nine (259) suspects for various crimes ranging from kidnapping, sim cards racketeering, car theft and armed robbery within and outside the state.
Kano State Commissioner of Police (CP) Habu Ahmad Sani, made the disclosure while briefing newsmen at the Command’s Headquarters, Bompai Kano.
He said the arrests were made as part of efforts in fighting all forms of crimes in the State.
CP Habu sani said with sustained Puff-Adder Operations, Community Policing engagements and other crime fighting strategies, the Command has with vigour continued to execute its policing mandate, saying “we have made remarkable achievements in the course of policing the State”.
He maintained that the feat was achieved as a result of the strategies mentioned above under the guidance and directives of the Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Abubakar Adamu, NPM, mni.
The Commissioner said the arrest includes 45 suspected armed robbers; eight members of kidnapping syndicate, 14 motor vehicle thieves, seven tricycle thieves and 14 motorcycle thieves in addition to apprehending eight suspected drug dealers, 28 fraudsters and 146 thugs.
The command had also rescued four victims on solitary confinement and another four kidnapped victims, he added.
CP Habu Sani said with the period, Four (4) victims of Solitary Confinement, Four (4) Kidnapping Victims and One (1) Abduction Victim were rescued by the police.
CP Habu Sani said recovered items includes Ten (10) Rifles including: One (1) AK-47 Rifle, Two (2) English Pistols, Four (4) Locally Made Guns, Three (3) Locally made Pistols and Seventy Nine (79) Live Ammunition and Cartridges.
Thirteen (13) Motor Vehicles, Eight (8) Tricycles and Nine (9) Motorcycles, Nine Hundred and Fourteen (914) parcels of dried leaves suspected to be Indian Hemp weighing 548.4Kg and valued Four Million Five Hundred and Seventy Thousand Naira (N4,570,000).
Three (3) Jerry Cans containing 25 litres each of Liquid substance suspected to be Suck & Die and Four (4) Cartons of Rubber Solution, Two Hundred (200) Cartons of suspected fake COLDCAP drugs without NAFDAC Number valued Four Million Naira (N4,000,000.00).
The CP further revealed that One Hundred and Fifty (150) Cartons of Expired Cov Cola Drinks valued One Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira (N150,000), Eighty Two (82) bottles of Codeine Syrup valued One Hundred and Twenty Three Thousand Naira (N123,000.00), Eighty Four (84) assorted knives used by Thugs (‘Yan Daba) were recovered.
He added that Seventy Three (73) GSM Handsets, One (1) Point of Sale (POS) machine, Nine Hundred and Eighty Five (985) used MTN SIM Cards, Forty Six (46) 9-Mobile used SIM Cards, Sixteen (16) used Airtel SIM Cards and Seven (7) different ATM Cards, One Plasma TV Hisense Model valued Ninety Thousand Naira (N90,000.00), One (1) Laptop HP Model G7 valued One Hundred & Twenty Thousand Naira (N120,000.00), One (1) iphone 11 valued Three Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira (N350,000.00) and an 6x valued Eighty Five Thousand Naira (N85,000.00).
He also revealed that One Thousand Nine Hundred and Fifty Eight (1958) Cartons of Dangote Branded Indomie Noodles meant for Benue State Palliative tagged CA-COVID-19 valued Four Million One Hundred and Eleven Thousand Eight Hundred Naira (N4,111,800) recovered out of 3850 Cartons diverted and sold out, were also recovered.
We shall continue to remain committed and resolute in fulfilling our policing mandate in line with the vision and mission of the Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Abubakar Adamu, NPM, mni, the CP said.
He commended Kano State Government and good people of Kano for their prayers, support, encouragement and cooperation, saying “by the grace of Almighty Allah, we will collectively work together in this era of community policing to surmount any emerging security challenge in the State for enhance internal security”.