The Jigawa State Police Command on Tuesday said 11 suspects of various offences ranging from shop breaking,fraud,theft and other crimes had been arrested across the 27 LGAs of the state.
The Police Public Relations Officer of the Command, DSP Lawan Shiisu Adam, confirmed the arrest in a statement issued to newsmen.
Adamu said the suspects were arrested in an attempt to rid the state of all forms of crime and criminalities
He said the suspects were apprehended for various crimes which included criminal conspiracy, shop breaking,fraud, theft and drug addicts at different times and locations from August 29 to September 5.
The PPRO said that on August 30, Operatives from Jahun Divisional Police Headquarters, while on patrol arrested one Shu’aibu Uba,25, for breaking some shops and stealing some phones and accessories among others.
‘On August 29, at about 1:00 p.m, team of Policemen from Malam Madori Divisional Police Headquarters, led by CSP Lawali G Shehu, raided black spots and criminal hideouts at Bakin Kasuwa in Malam Madori LGA and arrested seven suspects”
He noted that on September 5, the police arrested one Nuhu Gambo of Kaduna State for allegedly collecting ATM Card from one Usman Nasir of Kano State with the pretence of teaching him how to withdraw money from his GT Bank account.
“In the process the suspect swapped the ATM Card with another card and took to his heel,on receipt of the report, detectives swung into action and swiftly arrested the suspect.
“During investigation 20 ATM cards of different banks was found in possession of the suspect”
He said items recovered from them include: 84 tablets of exol,68 tablets of D5, 20 tablets of Diazepam, two tablets of tramadol and one bottle of cold patch solution.
Other items recovered include one motor vehicle, 20 ATM cards
The statement said the Commissioner of Police, CP Aliyu Sale Tafida, appreciated the efforts of officers and ordered them to put all their best in fighting crimes and criminalities in the State.
The suspects will be charged to court of law after discreet investigation” the statement said.