By Muhammad Aminu
The Kano State Police Command has arrested 5 armed robbery suspects terrorising some parts of the State.
The suspects were said to have specialised in breaking into people’s residences in Tishama Hotoro Quarters where they operated as a syndicate.
Kano State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Abdullahi Kiyawa, in a statement sent to The Daily Reality said the suspects were arrested after an investigation following complaints by the residents.
According to Kiyawa, four suspects were arrested while another suspect who received stolen items was also apprehended.
The statement read: “Between June and July 2022, there was public outcry at Tishama Hotoro Quarters Kano on the activities of a syndicate of hoodlums that specialized in House Breaking and Armed Robbery. One Kabiru Tukur, ‘m’, of Tishama Hotoro Quarters Kano, further complained that the syndicate of four went to his residence twice and robbed him of his Plasma TV and Four Mobile Phones. Four-Armed Robbery cases were recorded in the area with the same “modus operandi”.
“On receipt of the reports, the Commissioner of Police, Kano State Command, CP Sama’ila Shu’aibu Dikko, fsi raised and instructed a team of Operation Puff Adder led by CSP Mansur Idris, Divisional Police Officer (DPO) Hotoro Division to arrest the culprits. The team immediately swung into action.”
“Sustained efforts coupled with intelligence-led surveillance patrol led to the arrest of all the syndicate members as follows:-
i. Idris Mohammed, ‘m’, 19 years old,
ii. Nasiru Abdulhamid, ‘m’, 24 years old,
iii. Sunusi Ibrahim, ‘m’, 27 years old,
iv. Bashir Yunusa, ‘m’, 25 years old, All of Tishama, Hotoro Quarters Kano.
“On investigation, the suspects confessed to all the Armed Robberies committed in the area. A discreet Investigation conducted by a team of Detectives at the Command’s Criminal Investigation Department led by CSP Ahmed Abdullahi resulted in the arrest of the receiver, Rabi’u Sani, ‘m’, 32 years old of Tishama, Hotoro Quarters Kano. Four Plasma TV and Eleven Mobile Phones were recovered from them.”
The Police would charge the suspects to Court and thorough investigation.
He called on the general public to continue to support the Nigeria Police in trying to protect the lives and properties of residents of the State.