KANO STATE POLICE COMMAND DIARY 26/02/2021

7 DAYS ACHIEVEMENTS OF CP SAMA’ILA SHU’AIBU DIKKO, fsi IN KANO STATE

… As 9 Kidnapping Suspects, 8 Armed Robbery Suspects, 3 Notorious Car Snatching/Theft Suspects are Arrested

Four Rifles, other Dangerous Weapons, 3 Motor Vehicles, 2 Motorcycles, Illicit Drugs, 38 Mobile Phones, Cash also Recovered

1. ARREST OF ARMED ROBBERY SUSPECTS AND RECOVERY OF STOLEN MOTOR VEHICLE:- On the 13/02/2021 at about 0500hrs, team of Operation Puff-Adder led by CSP Alabi Lateef while on surveillance patrol along Kano Eastern Bye-pass, arrested one Sulaiman Yusuf, ‘m’, aged 37 years old, of Rijiyar Lemo Quarters Kano and Abdullahi Lawan, ‘m’, 40 years old, of Katsina State in possession of a stolen Volkswagen Golf Wagon Motor Vehicle. On investigation, the suspects confessed to series of theft of Domestic Animals, such as Goats, Sheeps, etc. in Kano. Investigation is in progress.


2. ARREST OF SUSPECTS FOR SHOP BREAKING AND THEFT:- On the 15/02/2021 at about 0423hrs, team of Operation Puff-Adder led by CSP Alabi Lateef while on surveillance patrol along Hotoron Arewa Quarters Kano, intercepted a green Volkswagen Golf Saloon Motor Vehicle driving by one Mansur Abubakar, ‘m’, 39 years old of Birnin Kudu, Jigawa State, conveying; (1) Nura Dahiru, ‘m’, 25 years old, of Sauna Kawaji Quarters, Kano, (2) Amir Mohammed, ‘m’, 18 years old, of ‘Yan Kaba Quarters Kano, (3) Nura Mohammed, ‘m’, 20 years old of Sauna, Kawaji Quarters, Kano. On Spot search, different varieties of food stuffs and Shop Breaking Implements were recovered from them in the Vehicle. On investigation, suspects confessed that, they broke a shop at ‘Yan Kaba Quarters and stole the recovered items. They also confessed to series of Shops Breaking in Kano, Jigawa and Bauchi State using the same Operational Vehicle. Investigation also led to the arrest of one Lawal Abdullahi, ‘m’ 59 years old of Rimin Kebe Quarters Kano, who confessed to have bought numerous stolen food items from the suspects. The Commissioner of Police CP Sama’ila Shu’aibu Dikko, fsi have ordered that case have been transferred to the Command’s Criminal Investigation Department for discrete investigation.

3. ARREST OF SUSPECTS FOR ARMED ROBBERY AND RECEIVING ROBBED PROPERTIES:- On the 24/01/2021 at about 2100hrs, based on distress call, O/C Anti Daba Squad SP Bashir Musa Gwadabe led a team of Operation Puff-Adder to Nassarawa Hospital Roundabout by Race Course Road Kano and arrested one Abba Sabiu ‘m’ aged 29 years of Danladi Nasidi Housing Estate Kano in possession of one sharp knife and a handset suspected to be a robbed property. That on the same date at about 2000hrs, a group of hoodlums in possession of cutlasses, knives, sticks and other dangerous weapons attacked the following and robbed them of their valuable properties including their Handsets (1) Infinix S5 belonging to Aisha Abdullahi ‘f’ (2) Paviour Handset belonging to Precious Chimaka Okachukwu ‘f’ (3) one Infinix 06 and Tecno T80 belonging to Abdullahi Sadi ‘m’ (4) one Samsung Galaxy A7 belonging to Mujahid Garba ‘m’ (5) one Vivo Y. and Gionee M5 handset belonging to Lawal Ali ‘m’ (6) one Gionee M5 belonging to Sadiya Mukhtar ‘m’ and (7) one Iphone 7 belonging to Bashir Mustapha Bako. ‘m;. the victims were on their way to their various destination after closing from fitness exercise at Race Course training ground Nassarawa GRA Kano. The suspect led operatives to the arrest of his syndicate members, one Yassir Abubakar, ‘m’, aged 18 years of Yakasai Quarters and Bello Dahiru ‘m’ aged 18 years of Kofar Nassarawa Quarters Kano respectively. The suspects confessed to the crime and mentioned the following as their receivers: (1) Mas’udu Abbas ‘m’ a.k.a Uduwa aged 22 years of Kofar Nassarawa Quarters Kano (2) Abdulsalam Nuhu ‘m’ a.k.a Nesmar aged 21 years of Samegu Quarters Kano (3) Abba Tijjani ‘m’ aged 28 years of Gabari Quarters Kano and (4) a notorious and most wanted receiver of robbed properties Ibrahim Ahmed ‘m’ a.k.a Pillars aged 26 years of Kofar Mata Quarters Kano. The suspects confessed to have bought uncountable robbed handsets from Hoodlums. When search was conducted in the house of Ibrahim Ahmed a.k.a Pillars, Four Hundred and Nine (409) different types of SIM Cards were recovered which he confirmed to have removed the SIM Cards from some of the robbed Handsets he bought from Hoodlums and other Handsets snatchers. Ibrahim Ahmed a.k.a Pillars also confessed to have been extended to Niger Republic leading to the recovery of twelve (12) different types of Handsets. Investigation is in progress.

4. ARREST OF MOBILE PHONES SNATCHING SUSPECTS AND RECOVERY OF STOLEN MOBILE PHONES:- On the 15/02/2021 at about 1100hrs, a team of Operation Puff-Adder led by CSP Alabi Lateef while on surveillance patrol along Court Road by Eketen, Sabon Gari Quarters, Kano arrested (1) Mustapha Adamu, ‘m; 24 years old (2) Madu Muhammed, ‘m; 18 years old, (3) Abdullahi Mohammed, ‘m; 19 years old, (4) Usman madu, ‘m; 20 years old (5) Rawana ‘m; 20 years old, (6) Abdullahi Hamidu, ‘m; 20 years old, all of Maiduguri Borno State. On investigation, suspects confessed to be indigene of Maiduguri, Borno State and came to Kano purposely for mobile Handset Snatching and Theft. Eight Stolen Handsets were recovered from them. Investigation also led to the arrest of one Usaini Nura, ‘m’, 21 years old of Brigade Quarters Kano, a Tricycle Operator of the syndicate. He confessed to be paid Ten Thousand Naira (N 10,000) in each operation. All suspects confessed to series of Mobile Phones Snatching/Theft. The Commissioner of Police, Kano State Command, CP Sama’ila Shu’aibu Dikko, fsi ordered that, the case have been transferred to the Command’s Criminal Investigation Department for discrete Investigation.

5. ARREST OF ARMED ROBBERY SUSPECT:- On the 22/02/2021 at about 0230hrs, Team of Operation Puff-Adder led by CSP Alabi Lateef while on Intelligence-led patrol at Rijiyar Zaki Quarters, arrested one Ya’u Abdullahi, ‘m’, 25 years old, of Gubichi Village Ikara Local Government Area, Kaduna State with Two Motorcycles, HP laptop Computer, Five Knives, 2 with blood stain, Seven (7) different types of Mobile Phones, one Samsung Tab, Two (2) Key Pad Phones, Five (5) Wrist Watches, Two (2) rings, One(1) Face Cap, Six (6) USB Cables. Where three (3) other suspects escaped. On investigation, the suspect confessed that, they are Four (4) in number and came from Kaduna on the same date and broke in to many Houses in Rijiyar Zaki Quarters Kano robbed the stated recovered properties. The Commissioner of Police Kano State Command CP Sama’ila Shu’aibu Dikko, fsi ordered that case be transferred to the Command’s Criminal Investigation for discrete investigation.

6. ARREST OF NOTORIOUS CAR SNATCHING/THEFT AND RECOVERY OF STOLEN MOTOR VEHICLE:- On the 18/02/2021 at about 0200hrs, Team of Operation Puff-Adder led by CSP Alabi Lateef while on surveillance Patrol along Na’ibawa Quarters Kano arrested one Saminu Sa’idu, ‘m’, 27 years old, of Naibawa Quarters Kano driven one Toyota Vibe Motor Vehicle, blue in Colour. On investigation, the suspect confessed that he conspired with Three (3) others and stole the Vehicle. Further investigation conducted at the residence of the suspect led to the recovery of, Two (2) Master Keys, (Covi) Three (3) Motor Vehicle Particulars, Two (2) Motor vehicle Plate Numbers and Three (3) fabricated Motor Vehicle Keys. Suspect confessed to have stole Fifteen (15) Motor Vehicles in different places within the State. The Commissioner of Police, Kano State Command CP Sama’ila Shu’aibu Dikko, fsi ordered that, discrete investigation be carried out.

7. ARREST OF NOTORIOUS CAR SNATCHING AND RECOVERY OF STOLEN MOTOR VEHICLE:- On the 20/02/2021 at about 2230hrs, a Team of Operation Puff-Adder led by led by CSP Alabi Lateef, while on Surveillance patrol along Zaria Road Kano arrested one Ibrahim Mathew, ‘m; 40 years old of Ikara L.G.A, Kaduna State with a Hyundai Motor vehicle, Ash in colour without documents. On Spot Search, a Master Key (Cori) and an extra Key were recovered from him. On investigation suspect confessed that, they stole the Motor Vehicle from Abuja and they use to take the Vehicles to Niger Republic and sell. The owner of the vehicle was identified and contacted. The Commissioner of Police Kano State Command CP Sama’ila Shuaibu Dikko, fsi ordered for discreet investigation for more recoveries and arrest. The suspects will be charged to court upon completion of investigation.

8. ARREST OF SUSPECT FOR THEFT OF FIVE (5) BAGS OF SORREL (SOBO) :-* On the 23/02/2021 at about 0400hrs, Team of Operation Puff-Adder led by CSP Alabi Lateef while on Surveillance Patrol along Kano Gezawa Road, arrested one Usman Ibrahim, ‘m’, of Sauna Quarters Kano in possession of Five (5) Bags of Sorrel (Sobo). On investigation, the suspect confessed to have stole the items from a Stationary Truck at Gunduwawa Quarters Kano. The suspect confessed to series of theft of food stuffs at different places. Suspect will be charged to court upon completion of investigation.

9. ARREST OF NOTORIOUS DRUG DEALER AND RECOVERY OF ASSORTED ILLICIT DRUGS:- On the 22/02/2021 at about 1400hrs, team of Operation Puff-Adder led by SP bashir Musa Gwadabe while working on credible information, arrested one Sunusi Abdu, ‘m; 40 years old by Ajingi Local Government Area, Kano State in possession of large quantities of Fortin injections, Exol Tablets, Diazapam Tablets suspected to be for intoxication. On investigation, suspect confessed to be a primary School Teacher and he has been selling intoxicating drugs to the youth for over Ten (10) years. The Commissioner of Police, Kano State Command, CP Sama’ila Shu’aibu Dikko, fsi ordered that, case have been transferred to the Command’s Criminal Investigation Department for discreet investigation. Suspect will be charge to court upon completion of investigation.

10. ARREST OF SUSPECTED THUGS (‘YAN DABA) FOR MOBILE PHONES ROBBERY:- On the 23/02/2021 at about 2000hrs, team of Operation Puff-Adder led by SP Bashir Musa Gwadabe while raiding Criminal hideouts and black Spots arrested; (1) Rabiu Sayyed, ‘m; 20 years old of Yakasai Quarters Kano (2) Abdulrahman Abdullahi, ‘m; 18 years old of Sallari Quarters Kano, and (3) Bala Sa’idu 20 years old of Jaen Quarters, Kano. Each suspect was arrested in possession of Knife. Suspects confessed to be syndicate of Mobile Phone Snatching and theft. Investigation is in progress.

11. RECOVERY OF ONE (1) AK-47 RIFLE :- On the orders of Commissioner of Police, Kano State Command CP Sama’ila Shu’aibu Dikko, fsi on rigorous patrol and raiding of Criminal hideouts by the Command’s Teams of Operation Puff-Adder, on the 19/02/2021 at about 1255hrs, Team of Operation Puff-Adder led by CSP Mannir Madugu while on Surveillance Patrol at Danwaire primary School, Sabon Gari Quarters Kano, recovered one (1) AK-47 Riffle, empty Magazine, one (1) Live Ammunition and one (1) empty shell, all burnt and abandon near a Toilet of the school. Investigation is in progress.

12. ARREST OF SUSPECTED KIDNAPPER/CATTE RUSTLER:- On the 21/02/2021 at about 1900hrs, Team of Operation Puff-Adder led by SP Shehu Dahiru arrested one Ibrahim Alhaji Ado, ‘m’, of Gamji Village, Ningi LGA of Bauchi State at Gomo Village, Sumaila LGA Kano State. On investigation, the suspect confessed that, in the month of December, 2020, he conspired with Three (3) others of the same address, went to a Village in Kachia LGA, Kaduna State and kidnapped one unknown man, took him to a forest and held him hostage, demanded and collected ransom of Nine Hundred Thousand Naira (N900,000.00) before they could release the victim. He further confessed that, on the 17/02/2021 at about 0230hrs, they went to Kachia Village and rustled Two (2) Cows and took them to a market in Bukutu Area of Plateau State and sold out at the rate of Four Hundred and Ninety Thousand Naira (N490,000). On arrest, the suspect was found in possession of money, sum of Four Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira (N450,000.00) suspected to be part of the proceeds of the sold Cows. Suspect will be charged to court upon completion of investigation.

13. ARREST OF SUSPECTED KIDNAPPERS AND RECOVERY OF FIREARMS:- On the 15/02/2021 at about 1600hrs, Team of Operation Puff-Adder led by SP Shehu Dahiru while on surveillance patrol at a suspected criminal hideouts in Tiga Town, Bebeji Local Government Area, Kano State arrested the following suspects; (1) Habibu Idris, ‘m’, 25 years (2) Umaru Haruna, ‘m’,64 years (3) Dauda Ismail, ‘m’, 29 years (4) Ashiru Sani, ‘m’, 17 years (4) Kamilu Abdullahi, ‘m’, 17 years, all of the same address. On spot search, one locally made revolver using 12 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition, Four (4) empty cartridges and Two Mobile Phones were recovered from them. Investigation is in progress.

14. ARREST OF WANTED KIDNAPPING SUSPECT AND WEAPON HANDLING EXPERT:- On the 05/02/2021 at about 1400hrs, Team of Operation Puff-Adder led by SP Shehu Dahiru while on working on credible information arrested one Sade Yusuf, ‘m; 25 years old, of Ruwan Kanya Village, Rano LGA, Kano State. The suspect has been in the wanted list of the Command for being involved in a case of kidnapping at Kwabe Village in Kwanar Dangora, Kiru LGA, Kano where one Abdulhamid Ahmad, ‘m’, was kidnapped. His Pontiac Vibe Motor Vehicle and the sum of Four Hundred Thousand Naira (N400,000.00) were robbed and the sum of One Million Naira (N1,000,000.00) was collected as ransom. Suspect confessed to the kidnapping and admitted that he is an expert in handling AK-47 Rifle which he learnt in a bandit Camp outside the State.

15. ARREST OF KIDNAPPING SUSPECT:- On credible information that some hoodlums planned to kidnap someone at Fansuwai Village, Sumaila LGA, Kano State, on the 22/02/2021 at about 1000hrs, Team of Operation Puff-Adder led by SP Shehu Dahiru arrested the gang leader of the syndicate, one Tukur Ali, popularly known as Mai Rakumi, ‘m’, 25 years old of same address before they could perfect their plan. Suspect confessed to the crime and mentioned Four other members of the syndicate. He also confessed of being involved in the kidnapping of one Rahman Malam, ‘m’, 14 years old of same address on January, 2021 where Five Hundred Thousand Naira (N500,000.00) was collected as ransom.

16. ARREST OF NOTORIOUS KIDNAPPING SUSPECT:- On the 13/02/2021 at about 1800hrs, Team of Operation Puff-Adder led by SP Shehu Dahiru while working on credible information arrested one Umar Ibrahim, ‘m’, alias Bammi, 29 years old of Sala Quarters, Bauchi State. On investigation, suspect confessed to have involved in series of kidnapping within Kano, Jigawa and Bauchi States alongside his syndicate members. The suspect also confessed of being involved in the kidnapping of one old man at Gujungu Town, Taura LGA, Jigawa State where they collected a ransom of Five Hundred Thousand Naira (N500,000.00).

DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, ANIPR,
Police Public Relations Officer,
FOR:- Commissioner of Police, Kano State Command.

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