Police arrest five in Kano for arms possession, phones stealing


By Ismail Auwal

Police attached to the Operation Puff Adder of the Kano State Police Command have arrested five (5) criminals over various offences.

This was disclosed in a statement issued by the command spokesperson Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa.

In one of the operations, the command succeeded in arresting two suspects at Badawa quarter in Nasarawa Local Government Area.

Kiyawa identified the names of the arrested suspects as a 22-year-old Aliyu Shuaibu, living in Badawa quarter, and a 28-year-old Rabiu Mukhtar, a resident of Dala quarter, Dala Local Government Area.

He said the suspects were caught in possession of a pump-action rifle during the operation.

“The two suspects confessed to engaging in myriads of nefarious operations along Hadejia road by Shehe Super Market, Yankaba quarter and Badawa quarter,” Kiyawa said.

He added that, ‘Shuaibu confessed to be a dealer of Indian hemp, as eight bags were also seized from him.

He noted that the police have declared Shuaibu wanted since October 21, 2020.

Kiyawa also quoted the State Police Commissioner, Habu Ahmad Sani, saying that, “We have ordered the transfer of the case to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) for forensic investigation after which they will be charged to court”.

The command has also received complaint from Alhaji Usman Danshehu and others over stealing of their domestic animals in Dukawuya quarter, Gwale Local Government Area.

Kiyawa added that they have successfully arrested one of the suspects identified as a 23-year-old Uzaifa Auwal of Dandinshe quarter.

He said the suspect has confessed to conspiring with one Bashir Abdullahi, a resident of Dukawuya quarter, to steal livestock in the area.

He also confessed to have stolen a tricycle at Kofar Gadon Kaya Juma’at Mosque during Friday prayers.

In a related development, the police spokesperson said they have arrested suspects who broke into Muhammad Mubarak’s house in Kurna quarter, Fagge Local Government Area, and stole phones.

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