Police in Kano have arrested a man for burglary and theft and recovered 32 stolen phones from him.
The Spokesperson, Kano Police command SP Haruna Kiyawa in a statement on Thursday said on the 22nd of June 2022, at about 0800hrs, a report was received from a resident of Tudun Murtala Quarters, Nassarawa LGA of Kano state that on the 21 of June 2022 after leaving his shop where he repairs and sells Mobile Phones, return the next day to discover that hoodlum had broken the door of his shop and stole more than forty (40) Mobile Phones belonging to his customers.
SP Kiyawa said: “On receipt of the complaint, the Commissioner of Police, Kano State Command, CP Sama’ila Shu’aibu Dikko, raised and instructed a team of Detectives led by SP Abubakar Abdulmalik, Divisional Police Officer (DPO) Zango Division to trace and arrest the perpetrators.
“The team immediately swung into action. Sustained efforts coupled with intelligence-led follow-up resulted in the arrest of the principal suspect, Umar Salisu, ‘m’, 24 years old, of Tudun Murtala Quarters Kano.
“Thirty-two of the stolen Mobile Phones were recovered from him. Two other suspects were arrested for buying thirteen (13) of the stolen Mobile Phones from the suspect, in an effort for more recoveries.
“On investigation, the suspect confessed that he singlehandedly went to the shop on 22/06/2022 at about 0200hrs, use an iron, broke the door, and stole away many Mobile Phones in a bag.”
He further confessed that he was arrested two years ago for theft of ten (10) Mobile Phones, charged to court, and sentenced to two years in the correctional centre without an option of a fine, where he served for the period and was recently released.
He begged not to be charged to the same court because the Magistrate warned him.
The statement revealed that a discreet investigation is in progress, and the Commissioner of Police has directed that the principal suspect be charged in the same court he was charged before for prosecution.
The CP commended the effort of the Police Officers that participated in the investigation and further reiterates that criminals will have no hiding place in Kano State.
They are advised to either repent or leave the State completely. Otherwise, they will be arrested and face the full wrath of the law.
He thanked the good people of Kano State for their prayers, encouragement, continuous support, and cooperation.
He urged residents to continue to pray for the State, the Nation and report incidences to the nearest Police Station, and not take laws into their hands.