Thirteen suspects involved in various crimes which included banditry, armed robbery, kidnapping, illegal trafficking in firearms, theft, child stealing, and illegal trading of currency within January have been arrested by the Kaduna State Police command.
NigeriaCrime.com learned that vim and also recovered some arms and ammunition like one AK47 Rifle, three locally made fabricated revolver rifles, two motorcycles, fifteen cartridges, nine hundred and twenty-five thousand naira (925,000.00) cash and three mobile phones.
Giving a detailed breakdown on behalf of the Commissioner of Police, CP Yekini Ayoku, the spokesperson Kaduna Police Command, DSP Muhammed Jalige said two two currency hawkers were apprehended on January 27, 2023, at about 11 am.
Jalige said the arrest was sequel to a credible intelligence report received on activities of unlawful trading of the re-designed Naira notes.
The DPO Sabon Gari Zaria led his patrol team to Dadi motor park Sabon Gari Zaria where they raided and arrested two currency hawkers, namely; Dalhatu Yusuf, 32 years and Muhammad Kabir 18 years all of Samaru Zaria and recovered different denominations of both old and the redesigned Naira note from them.”
“In a related development, Thomas Tokan of Hanwa area, a security personnel attached to Stanbic IBTC Bank PZ branch was also arrested at the bank premises selling the re-designed Naira notes.”
Another breakthrough recorded by the command was the arrest of a 25-year-old notorious kidnapper, Sani Mamuda Hanazuwa who has been on the Command’s wanted list.
Jalige disclosed that Sani Mamuda Hanazuwa was arrested on the 25th of January 2023 at about 5 pm after the gallant operatives of the Command acted on a credible intelligence report.
According to Jalige, “During the investigation, Hanazuwa confessed to having participated in more than ten kidnapping operations in Kaduna State alongside his gang members in which they have collected several ransom payments and killed at least two of their victims. The suspect is currently assisting the Police in the investigation to arrest his accomplices currently at large.”
Similarly on the 23rd January 2023 at about 4 am the Command received a report that a six-year-old girl Hajara Ashiru was missing. Immediately the Command mobilised operatives, who swung into action.
Their hard work paid off when 32-year-old Safiya Iliyasu a neighbour to the parents of the missing child was arrested and interrogated.
Her arrest led to the arrest of two suspects involved in the abduction. The duo are, Hussaina Adamu aged 45, of Hayin Mal. Bello and Rukayya Abubakar aged 32 of Dirkaniya Quarters Kaduna in connection to the disappearance of the child. The victim was rescued unhurt after having been sold for the sum of One Hundred Thousand Naira (N100,000.00) in which a part payment of Five Thousand Naira (N5,000) was made to the prime suspect Safiya Iliyasu. The victim has since been handed over to her parents.
The case is under investigation and will be charged to court of competent jurisdiction on completion.”