By Muhammad Aminu
Kano State Police Command has returned seven (7) vehicles stolen from different parts of the State to their rightful owners after thoroughly investigating the suspects.
The Police Command said three other vehicles remain in its custody as nobody advanced any claim.
Police Public Relations Officer, SP Abdullahi Kiyawa, disclosed this in a statement to journalists in Kano.
SP Kiyawa noted that the arrest of Odinaka Godwin and two others with nine number plates led to further investigation that unravelled their activities in Kano, which enabled the police to recover ten stolen vehicles.
“In continuation of a case of suspected Motor Vehicles theft, where one Odinaka Godwin, ‘m’, and two others were arrested in possession of nine (9) Pairs of Motor Vehicles number plates, a total of ten (10) Motor Vehicles were so far recovered.”
“The Commissioner of Police had directed that seven (7) of the recovered stolen Motor Vehicles were handed over to owners; whereas, the following Motor Vehicles are yet to be claimed;
i. Toyota Camry LE Motor Vehicle, Golden Colour with Registration Number ADK-885AE, Ekiti
ii. Toyota RAV4 Motor Vehicle, Black in colour with Registration Number APP-35BP Lagos
iii. Toyota Camry LE Motor Vehicle, Ash in Colour without Registration Number, he narrated.”
According to Kiyawa, three other suspects were arrested for faking motor documents in the State.
“Discreet investigation also led to the arrest of one Abdulra’uf Olalade, ‘m’, 57 years old Fagge Quarters Kano. His accomplices, Abdullahi Suleman, ‘m’, 52 years old of Kurna Quarters Kano, and Suleman Ibrahim, ‘m’, 57 years old Haye Hotoron Arewa Quarters Kano, were arrested.
“The suspects confessed to having specialized in producing fake Motor Vehicles Documents, he said
The Police spokesman further explained that the suspects would be charged to court after a thorough investigation.
He called on people whose vehicles were stolen with the above description to present themselves at the police public relations unit at Bompai headquarters.
“The discreet investigation is in progress, after which suspects will be charged to court for prosecution.
“Anyone whose Motor Vehicle was stolen and discovered above should report it at the PPRO office, Bompai Police Headquarters Kano, or contact 08168629521, 08105359575.”
While commending residents of Kano for supporting the police, he called on the criminals to desist from their activities or face the full wrath of the law.
Kiyawa further warned the general public against taking laws into their hands.