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Kano: Fake Soldier, Policemen, Customs Officers Arrested

The Kano State Police Command has revealed that fake security operatives harassing residents of the Kano metropolis and environs have been nabbed.

According to a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abdullah Haruna Kiyawa, operatives of the command arrested a fake soldier, two fake policemen and five fake customs officers, who have been extorting residents in the state.

The fake security operatives were arrested on different occasions impersonating, harassing and defrauding people of their belongings, according to Kiyawa.

He said, “On 22/05/2023 at about 1100hrs a team of surveillance while on patrol arrested one Mukhtar Aminu Ibrahim of Filin Mushe Quarters, Kano, at FCMB Bank, Ibrahim Taiwo Road, Kano wearing Army Uniform and extorting money from people”.

“Also, On 05/05/2023 at about 2130hrs, a report was received from a resident that on the same date at about 2040hrs, suspected fake Policemen attacked him and robbed him of his Samsung phone and cash sum of N6000.″

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Updating newsmen on the development, the Spokesman said a team of detectives swung into action and the two suspects were arrested with constabulary ID cards and Tricycle with KAROTA No. 1005 suspected to have been robbed from a victim.

CSP Kiyawa added that also On 13/05/2023 at about 1300hrs, a report was received from a resident of Gwammaja Quarters, Kano, that a gang of unknown persons five in number with a Golf motor vehicle, white in colour, with Reg. No. AKD 874 DC paraded themselves as customs officers, attacked him and robbed him of seventeen (17) bags of rice and fled the scene.

Also, after some days, the same gang with the same car attacked the said complainer again and robbed him of nine (9) bags of rice.

He said a sustained follow-up led to the arrest of one Saifullahi Yusuf, of Rijiyar Lemu Quarters, Kano with the said motor vehicle.

The suspects have reportedly confessed to the crime which led to the arrest of his gang member Najib Sa’idu of Bankaura village, Ungogo LGA Kano, in possession of a locally fabricated rifle and pistol with one live cartridge used for the commission of the said crime.

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