Operatives attached to Hotoro Division, Kano State Police Command have arrested five suspected armed robbers that specialized in House Breaking and Armed Robbery.
The suspects identified as Idris Mohammed, 19, Nasiru Abdulhamid, 24, Sunusi Ibrahim, 27, Bashir Yunusa, 25 and Rabi’u Sani, 32, were all arrested following a public outcry about their activities at Tishama Hotoro Quarters in Kano State.
According to a statement released by Kano State Police Public Relation Officer, SP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, one Kabiru Tukur of Tishama Hotoro Quarters Kano complained that the syndicate of four went to his residence twice and robbed him of his Plasma TV and Four Mobile Phones.
He said four other Armed Robbery cases were recorded in the area with the same “modus operandi.”
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Kiyawa said, “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.
He said that sustained efforts coupled with intelligence-led surveillance patrol led to the arrest of all the suspected armed robbers.
The police statement reads;
“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 to 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.
Kiyawa said the Kano State Commissioner of Police has ordered for a discreet investigation, after which the suspects will be charged to court for prosecution.