Kano State police command received a syndicate report of two used to parade themselves as soldiers, robbed and extort money and other valuables from individuals at night hours within the Sabon Gari Area of Kano State.
The report said that one Joseph Ifeanyi Usalo, ‘m’ of Kofar Ruwa Market Kano complained that the same syndicate including one Miracle Nnamoko, ‘m’, with one other dressed in Military Camouflage, went to his shop located at Kofar Ruwa Market, intimidated and forced him to transfer the sum of Twenty Thousand Naira (N20,000:00) into Miracle Nnamoko’s bank account and the sum of Thirty-Five Thousand Naira (N35,000:00) into an account bearing Chidera Anuna. They also made away with his iPhone 12 Pro Max Mobile phone valued at Seven Hundred and Eighty Thousand Naira (N780,000:00) and also retrieved the password of the mobile phone from him.
2. 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 Alhaji Ado Salisu to carry out continuous intelligence-led Surveillance Operations in the area. On 08/04/2022, Miracle Nnamoko, ‘m’, of Belatus Road, Sabon Gari Quarters Kano was arrested. He confessed to the crime and mentioned Chidera Anune, ‘m’, that owned the camouflage as his accomplice. He was investigated and charged to Magistrate Court Number 64 Ungogo for prosection. Whereas, the search for Chidera is continuous.
3. On 31/05/2022, Chidera Anuna, ‘m’, was arrested by the personnel from 455 Base Services Group, Nigerian Air Force Kano, dressed in suspected Military camouflage at Sabon Gari Quarters Kano and handed over to Kano State Police Command. On investigation, Chidera was found in possession of two iPhones Mobile Handsets and an Infinix Mobile Phone suspected to be robbed. He also confessed to the crime and confessed that he is neither a military officer nor any security personnel. The suspect will be charged to court upon completion of the investigation.
4. The Commissioner of Police, Kano State Command, CP Sama’ila Shu’aibu Dikko, fsi, further warns that criminals will have no hiding place in Kano State. They are advised to either repent or leave the State completely. Otherwise, they will be arrested and face the full wrath of the Law. He thanked the good people of Kano State for their prayers, encouragement, continuous support, and cooperation. He urged residents to pray for the State, the Nation and report incidences to the nearest Police Station, and not to take laws into their hands. Rigorous patrol and raids of criminal hideouts and black spots will continue throughout the State, as the Command will sustain the ongoing “Operation Puff Adder”.
In case of emergencies, the Command can be contacted via; 08032419754, 08123821575, 08076091271 or log into the “NPF Rescue Me” Application available on the Play Store.
SP ABDULLAHI HARUNA KIYAWA, ANIPR,
POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER,
FOR: *COMMISSIONER OF POLICE, KANO STATE COMMAND.*