President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for listening to the voice of the Nigerian people over their dissatisfaction with the operations of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad(SARS) of the Nigeria Police Force.
Lawan said with the courageous decision to dissolve the police unit, the President and his government have shown themselves as responsive to the feelings of the people.
“I am applauding the President because it is a demonstration of good leadership to yield to the demand of the populace in difficult situations like this,” Lawan said.
He also commended the Inspector-General of Police for the decision and challenged him to come up with measures for the transformation of the Nigeria Police into an effective law enforcement and crime fighting agency that is also a true and respected friend of the Nigerian people.
The Senate President said the measures should fully address all the issues that earned the dissolved SARS the odium of the Nigerian people, and in particular of the articulate Nigerian youths.
“The expectation is that this situation offers us another opportunity to reform the operations of the entire Force.
“I also reiterate my call for the prosecution of all security personnel whose extra judicial killings and other acts of misconduct brought us to this sorry pass.
“I hope that the steps taken by the Inspector-General of Police will be followed with more comprehensive reform of the Police,” Lawan said.
The statement was made available yesterday by Ola Awoniyi, the Special Adviser on Media to the President of the Senate.
The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has banned the personnel of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) and other Tactical Squads of the Force from embarking on routine patrols.
This IGP’s ban was contained in a statement issued on Sunday by the Force, Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba.
The Inspector-General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, NPM, mni has banned the personnel of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) and other Tactical Squads of the Force including the Special Tactical Squad (STS), Intelligence Response Team (IRT), Anti-Cultism Squad and other Tactical Squads operating at the Federal, Zonal and Command levels, from carrying out routine patrols and other conventional low-risk duties – stop and search duties, checkpoints, mounting of roadblocks, traffic checks, etc – with immediate effect. In addition, no personnel of the Force is authorized to embark on patrols or tactical assignments in mufti. They must always appear in their police uniforms or approved tactical gear. The IGP’s directives come against the backdrop of findings by the leadership of the Force that a few personnel of the Tactical Squads hide under these guise to perpetrate all forms of illegality, contrary to the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP), Code of Conduct and Rules of Engagement establishing the squads.
Specifically, the IGP has warned the Tactical Squads against the invasion of the privacy of citizens particularly through indiscriminate and unauthorized search of mobile phones, laptops and other smart devices. They are to concentrate and respond only to cases of armed robbery, kidnapping and other violent crimes when the need arises.
The IGP notes that the FSARS and other Police Tactical Squads remain a critical component of the Force in confronting prevailing and emerging violent crimes in the country. He however condemns every act of unprofessionalism, abuse of human rights and high-handedness by some personnel of the Squads. He has therefore ordered the X-Squad and the Monitoring Unit to embark on immediate and massive nationwide monitoring of activities of Tactical Squads and other police officers on the road. They are to ensure prompt arrest, investigation and prosecution of all erring police officers who violate these directives and other extant regulations of the Force.
The IGP has equally warned, that henceforth, the Commissioner of Police in charge of FSARS, Commissioners of Police in charge of State Commands and the FCT as well as their supervisory Zonal Assistant Inspectors General of Police, will be held liable for any misconduct within their Area of Responsibility (AOR). He therefore charged them to ensure effective supervision and mentoring of the personnel of the Tactical Squads under their jurisdiction.
Meanwhile, two operatives of the FSARS and their civilian accomplice operating in Lagos State, INSPR Sale James, INSPR Monday Uchiola and Okechukwu Ogbonna, have been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command, for acts of professional misconduct including extortion and intimidation of innocent citizens. The operational vehicle of the men has also been impounded and disciplinary procedure has already commenced against the defaulters.
The IGP reaffirms his commitment to bequeathing to Nigerians, a reformed Police Force that is accountable, responsible and ever ready to defend and uphold the rights of the citizens while discharging its duties of keeping the people safe and secure. He enjoins the citizens not to allow the misconduct by a few personnel of the Force to negatively impact on their belief, confidence and trust in the Police.
DCP Frank Mba, the Force Public Relations Officer, Force Headquarters, Abuja.
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State on Friday raised an alarm, that his life is in danger following policemen’s barricade of the hotel he (Wike) lodged in Benin, the Edo State capital.
There were reports that policemen numbering up to 300 had surrounded the hotel, where the governor, who is the Chairman of the PDP Campaign Council in Edo State, lodged.
The hotel located in the Government Reserved Area in Benin was said to have been barricaded by policemen since Friday afternoon.
According to Wike ,he said they are in Edo to monitor election just like other APC governors in Edo.
“I came to Edo to monitor election and will need to give report to my party.
But a statement by the Rivers State Commissioner for Information and Communications, Paulinus Nsirim, alleged that the policemen led by DIG Leye Oyebade, had not hidden their threats that Wike should leave Edo State.
The statement titled, ‘Gov Wike’s life is in danger in Edo State’, read, “The attention of the Rivers State Government has been drawn to a worrisome report that the hotel our Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, is staying in Benin City is presently under siege by over 300 policemen.
“What is more disturbing is that the policemen led by DIG Leye Oyebade have also been very audible with threats that he should leave Edo State.
“We want to place on record that the Rivers State Governor was appointed the Peoples Democratic Party National Campaign Council Chairman for the September 19, 2020, Edo State governorship election.
“This is even more so when placed against the backdrop of the fact that Governors Abdullahi Ganduje and Hope Uzodinma and other APC bigwigs are moving around the streets of Edo state freely and unmolested.
There is evidence of heavy security presence for the free and fair conduct of the governorship election.
Report reaching Daily Watch Press shows that unknown assailants on Sunday stormed the residence of Mr Azubuike Ekwegbalu, the Senior Special Assistant to Governor Willie Obiano on Security, leaving him dead after allegedly stabbing him with a kitchen knife.
News Agency of Nigeria gathered that the incident occurred in the early hours of Sunday at his residence at the Commissioners’ Quarters, Awka, a high brow area for government officials.
“He was murdered by unknown men last night at the commissioners’ quarters, Awka.
“Security operatives must do all that is possible to bring the killers to justice,” the source said.
Confirming the incident in a statement, the spokesman for the Police Command in Anambra state, SP Haruna Mohammed, said one suspect, who was seen in the premises had been arrested.
The President, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. Samson Ayokunle, has urged the Federal Government to immediately overhaul the security apparatus of the country.
Ayokunle, who made the call at the Wedding Solemnisation of Rev William Okoye and Mrs Toyin Bello, at the All Christians Fellowship Mission (ACFM), Maitama, Abuja this Sunday.
Rev Oyekunle, stressed that the security situation in the country is frightening and called for urgent attention and measures to be taken.
According to him the security report given by the U.S embassy warned that Iswap and Al-qaeda were already in the north eastern part of the country and we could see their hands already.
”Just a week ago, 14 members of a Baptist church in Kogi state were slaughtered overnight. Nobody is safe. These radicals can attack from any angle. The people of this nation deserve to live their lives in maximum security.
”The government has to up its game. No more excuses and no more sympathies for people that have died. We can’t allow more people to keep dying,” he said.
Enugu State Commissioner of Police Advises Parents/Guardians to Take Responsibility and Train Their Children/Wards with the Fear of God.
ASP Daniel Ndukwe Ekea, Police Public Relations Officer, Enugu State Command, in a statement said:
“Following a credible information received at Enugu Area Command on 02/07/2020 at about 0900 hours alleging that a woman in Akonameze Street, Thinker’s Corner, Enugu, inflicted degrees of injuries on her minor female ward, Operatives of the Command swiftly moved to the area where they rescued the victim, Nneoma Nnadi aged 10, arrested the suspect, one Ifeoma Ozougwu aged 24; and thereafter arrested her husband, one Jude Ozougwu aged 40.
On receipt of the visibly exhausted and traumatized victim, the Commissioner of Police, CP Ahmad Abdur-Rahman MCPSS, MCJ, MNIM, instructed the Area Commander to rush her to hospital for treatment. He bemoaned why the suspect will be so heartless to abuse and inflict such grievous injuries on another woman’s child left in her care and directed the immediate launch of a thorough investigation and prosecution of the suspect, her husband and any other culpable accomplices to the crime.”
The Enugu PPRO further said:
“The Commissioner further warned all those who may have been in the habit or are intending to maltreat and/or inflict grievous harm on susceptible children to desist forthwith, as the Command will not spare anyone found culpable in such inhuman acts that infringe on the dignity and fundamental human rights of children. He also advised parents/guardians to take responsibility, adequately care for their children/wards and train them with the fear of God Almighty.
Meanwhile, preliminary investigation shows that suspect, who is victim’s relative and a mother of three (3), mistreats her to the extent of using different objects, including hot pressing iron, iron rod and nails to inflict several grievous bodily harm as well as inserting pepper into her private part.”
“To this end, residents of the State have been enjoined to remain law-abiding and promptly assist the Police with credible information that will help in fighting crimes against vulnerable children by calling the Command’s hotlines on: 08032003702, 08075390883, 08086671202 or 08098880172.” He concluded.
After some successful airstrikes on bandits’ hideouts in Niger State, men of the Nigerian Police have arrested two foreign collaborators allegedly training and assisting the criminals terrorizing several communities in some local government areas in the state.
Daily Watch Press gathered that the two foreign criminals were arrested on Monday at Bangi, in Mariga Local Government Council of Niger State.
A reliable source, who declined to give his name according to report, disclosed that some bandits had launched an attack on villages in Kagara axis with the intent to rustle domestic animals and also maim innocent lives of residents.
“The NAF attack aircraft deployed for combat operation hotly chased the bandits and succeeded in neutralizing some of the criminals, during an aggressive air onslaught.
“During the clearance operation, men of the Nigerian police were able to arrest the two foreign collaborators while they were fleeing with some of the injured bandits.
“The corpses of some of the killed bandits during the air and ground operations currently litter the area of the attacks,” the source said.
It was gathered that the arrested criminal foreigners are currently been profiled by security operatives to identify their nationality.
PRESIDENCY: NIGERIA FULLY CAPABLE OF DEALING WITH BANDITRY, TERRORISM
Malam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media & Publicity, said yesterday that:
:The Presidency assures Nigerians, again, that the nation’s armed forces are fully capable of dealing with the challenges of banditry and terrorism, urging more patience as the military takes appropriate steps to block gaps being exploited to unleash mayhem on innocent citizens.
President Muhammadu Buhari, who has approved a joint military and police operation specifically targeted at combing Niger, Kaduna, Katsina, Zamfara and Sokoto States to rid the areas of bandits, assures that surveillance will be improved, with more night vision aircrafts already deployed under “Operation Accord’’.
The operation was launched three weeks ago. “Nigeria’s military has displayed its capabilities in the past and will show it again by dealing with the current challenges,” the President says.
President Buhari appeals to the people of Katsina State to be patient and supportive of the ongoing military operations in the state, while sympathizing with those who are bereaved, injured and lost properties.
President Buhari admonishes that taking to the streets for protest could distract the military operations, urging “Katsina indigenes not to give up on the military who over the years have a strong track record of quelling crises once given enough time.
“The major forests in North Western Nigeria have been identified as home to the bandits in the region. The operation will clear all these forests,’’ he further said.
But swiftly today, the Inspector General of Police had moved to Katsina State from where he will coordinate the operation.
The Commissioner of Police, Katsina State, CP Sanusi Buba, in a Press Conference held on Monday 15th June, 2020 at the Command Headquarters, Katsina, which goes:
“Good afternoon Gentlemen of the Press. It is my pleasure to welcome you to Command Headquarters, Katsina to abreast you on the recent achievements made by the Command on the ongoing onslaught against banditry, armed robbery, cattle rustling, kidnapping and other forms of crime and criminality in the state.
During the period under review the Command has carried out various sting operations in several locations within the frontline local government areas, busted and arrested many suspected bandits terrorizing Katsina state.
Recently the Command have arrested over fifty suspected bandits/kidnappers/armed robbers/cattle rustlers and recovered ten (10) AK 47 rifles, five (5) pistols, twenty-five (25) locally made guns, five (5) motor vehicles, twenty (20) motor cycles in the ongoing war against all forms of crime and criminality in the state.
ARREST/BUSTING OF NOTORIOUS SYNDICATE OF BANDITS/KIDNAPPERS/CATTLE RUSTLERS/ARMED ROBBERS THAT ATTACKED KADISAU VILLAGE OF FASKARI LGA OF KATSINA STATE AND KILLED TWENTY PERSONS:
On 12/06/2020 based on credible intelligence, the Command succeeded in busting a notorious syndicate of bandits that attacked Kadisau village, Faskari LGA of Katsina state.
It will be recall that on 09/06/2020 at about 18:40hrs, Group of bandits numbering over two hundred, on motorbikes, armed with sophisticated weapons, led by a notorious bandit, one Adamu Aliero Yankuzo, in collaboration with other gang leaders carried out an organized attack at Kadisau village in which twenty (20) persons were killed while many others were injured.
The Command carried out various sting operations at various flash points in the fringes of Rugu forest and succeeded in arresting the following notorious bandits who participated in the attack of Kadisau village of Faskari LGA of Katsina state.
Bello Usman, alias “BAWA”, ‘m’, aged 25yrs of Turare village, Dutsinma LGA of Katsina state. Usman Sule, ‘m’, aged 23yrs of Unguwar Mai-Sabo, Faskari LGA of Katsina state (on admission) Surajo Yusuf, ‘m’, aged 20yrs of Madachi village, Sabuwa LGA of Katsina state (now late)
In the course of investigation one of the suspect Bello Usman alias ‘Bawa’ confessed to have participated in the attacks and killings at Kadisau village of Faskari and others at Musawa, Matazu, Karaduwa and Yantumaki.
Suspect also stated that the attack was masterminded by a notorious gang leader of bandits, one Adamu Aliero Yankuzo in protest of the arrest of his son by the police, one Sulaiman Adamu Aleiru, ‘m’, aged 24yrs of Yankuzo village, Tsafe LGA of Zamfara state since on 28/04/2020.
Furthermore, suspects confessed to have killed several innocent villagers, rustled over hundred cows, and kidnapped four women during the attack.
Consequently, the Command hereby wish to declare “ADAMU ALIERO YANKUZO”, ‘m’, aged 45yrs of Yankuzo village, of Tsafe LGA of Zamfara state, a notorious leader of groups of bandits terrorizing Katsina and Zamfara states wanted and has placed a bounty of five million naira (5,000,000:00K) on his head – dead or alive.
Any person or group persons that have useful information that may lead to his arrest to please report to the nearest police station or call this number 08033666059 or 08035448128 or 08076666207.
ARREST/BUSTING OF NOTORIOUS SYNDICATES OF BANDITS/ KIDNAPPERS/CATTLE RUSTLERS/ARMED ROBBERS
On 08/06/2020 at about 18:30hrs, based on credible intelligence, the Command succeeded in arresting two notorious bandits, cattle rustlers and members of kidnap for ransom syndicate terrorizing Yantumaki district of Danmusa LGA of Katsina state.
Nemesis caught up with the duo of Rabi’u Sani, ‘m’, aged 23yrs and Sani Musa, ‘m’, aged 20yrs of Katsira village, Danmusa LGA of Katsina state when they were accosted along Mara road, Danmusa LGA of Katsina state. In the course of investigation suspects confessed to belong to notorious syndicate of bandits terrorizing Katsina state.
Also a video footage was recovered from one of the suspect’s phone displaying the suspects wielding AK 47 rifles in military camouflage uniforms.
On 08/06/2020 at about 22:30hrs, based on credible intelligence, Area Commander Dutsinma, accosted one Murtala Abubakar, ‘m’, aged 20yrs of Danmarke village, in the bush in Safana LGA of Katsina state in possession of eighteen rustled cows.
In the course of investigation suspect confessed to be a member of notorious syndicate of bandits terrorizing Katsina state and has participated in several attacks on villages in the state.
On 23/04/2020 the Command succeeded in busting a notorious syndicate of bandits and kidnappers terrorizing Faskari LGA of Katsina state. Nemesis caught up with one Safiyanu Ahmed, ‘m’, aged 2oyrs of Unguwar Yaro, Faskari LGA of Katsina state who conspired with the duo of one Kabiru Yusuf, alias Bafulace, aged 30yrs of Unguwar Sani, Fasakari LGA of Katsina state and one Shamsu Bala, m, aged 20yrs of Yarzaiga village, Zamfara state with others at large and Kidnapped one Sa’adatu Ahmed, ‘f’, aged 7yrs and Yahuza Ahmed, ‘f’, aged 7yrs and demanded the payment of ransom of three million naira (N3, 000,000:00K).
Similarly, the same syndicate was responsible for the kidnap of one Abdulmuminu Adamu, “m”, aged 40yrs of the same address and collected ransom of one million five hundred naira before they released all the three kidnapped victims.
Suspect Safiyanu Ahmed confessed to have received ninety thousand (N90,000:00K) while Shamsu Bala received the sum of fifty thousand naira as their own share of the loot.
On 26/05/2020 at about 22:00hrs, a joint patrol of Police and vigilante group while on routine patrol in Faskari LGA of Katsina state accosted one Tukur Abdu, ‘m’, aged 32yrs and Muhammed Usman, ‘m’, aged 20yrs of Fafawa village, Gombe state, members of notorious syndicate of bandits led by one Adamu Alero. In the course of investigation suspects confessed to belong to the Camp of a notorious bandit, one Adamu Alero and were responsible for several attacks on villages killing many innocent villagers at Faskari and Sabuwa LGAs of katsina state.
Also a video footage of the suspects wielding AK 47 rifles was recovered in their GSM phones as Exhibit. Investigation is ongoing.
On 02/06/2020 at about 19:00hrs, based on a tip off, the Command succeeded in arresting one Ashiru Suleiman, a.k.a “Barnar Iska” of Kayalwa, Tsauri LGA of Kurfi LGA of Katsina state, a notorious bandit and a member of kidnap for ransom syndicate. Suspect was arrested in a hideout at Tsanni village, Batagarawa LGA of Katsina state.
In the course of investigation suspect confessed to have participated in several banditry attacks in the state and mentioned the following persons as his accomplices 1. Sani Mai Labbo, m, Illela village, Safana LGA of katsina state. 2. Umaru Mubai, m, of Kayelwa village, Kurfi LGA of Katsina state. 3. Hamisu Wanzan, m, of Shama village, Zamfara 4. Sani Nagge, m, of Shama village, Zamfara State and 5. Suleiman Manu, m, of Shama village, Zamfara State (now at large).
On 13/05/2020 at about 01:00hrs, bandits numbering ten on motorcycles, armed with AK 47 rifles, stormed the house of one Alhaji Kabir Maiwada Daudawa, a onetime PDP chairman, Katsina state and kidnapped his three daughters to unknown destination.
One Mallam Abdullahi Saleh, an assistant Chief Imam in the village and a close acquaintance of the victims’ family, alleged publicly that he knows the masterminds of the crime and mentioned one Dr. Mujitaba Kabir Maiwada, ‘m’, aged 45yrs, a biological son of Alh. Kabir Maiwada Daudawa, as an accomplice in the commission of the offence.
After a meticulous and painstaking investigation, a text message purported to have been written and sent by the kidnappers was discovered to have been written and sent to the phone of the said Mallam Abdullahi Saleh.
Suspects confessed to the commission of the offence. Investigation is ongoing.
On 08/06/2020 at about 08:00hrs, the Command succeeded and arrested one Mustapha Abdullahi, alias “Police”, ‘m’, aged 28yrs of Yankara village, Faskari LGA of Katsina state and Sagir Hamidu, m, aged 30yrs of Unguwar Dantasshi, Faskari LGA of Katsina state, notorious members of armed robbery syndicate terrorizing Faskari LGA of Katsina state.
Luck ran out of the suspects when they attacked the houses of one Mikailu Salisu and Murja Habibu at Yankara village and robbed them of their belongings valued over N150,000. In the course of the commission of the offence, the hoodlums also beat and seriously injured one Lawal Alh. Yusuf, m, of the same address.
In the course of investigation suspects confessed to the commission of the offence.
On 28/05/2020 at about 16:00hrs, based on a tip off, the Command succeeded in arresting one Ayuba Umar, a.k.a “Mai-Unguwa”, aged 40yrs of Garin Labo village, Batsari LGA of Katsina state, a notorious bandit and errand boy of a notorious camp of bandits led by one Dogo Bello.
In the course of investigation one carton of Can Gulder alcoholic drinks was recovered in his possession while on his way to Rugu forest. Suspect confessed that he was taking the drinks to Dogo Bello’s camp in the forest. Investigation is ongoing.
On 04/06/2020 at about 01:00hrs, based on a tip off, the Command arrested one Usman Sani, ‘m’, alias “Alti”, aged 21yrs of Fanteka village, Kankara LGA of Katsina state, a notorious member of bandits terrorizing villages in Batsari and Safana LGAs of the state. In the course of investigation suspect confessed to belong to the camp of a notorious bandit, one Kachalla Mainurdi in Range ten (10) forest, Kankara. Investigaition is ongoing.
On 22/05/2020 at about 02:08hrs, the Command succeeded in busting and arresting a notorious syndicate of armed robbers terrorizing Katsina metropolitan area. The hoodlums numbering eight, armed with locally made weapons attacked the residence of one Gambo Umar, ‘m’, of Rahamawa Quarters, Katsina and robbed him up of the sum of seventy-seven thousand and seven hundred naira, (N77,700:00K) and one Techno handset.
In the course of investigation the following suspects were arrested. They are: 1. Muntari Dalha, m, aged 25yrs 2. Ibrahim Hamisu, ‘m’, aged 18yrs, 3. Aliyu Yakubu, ‘m’, aged 19yrs, 4. Mustapha Shuaibu, ‘m’, aged 20yrs all of Rahamawa Quarters, Katsina. Suspect confessed to the commission of the offence. Investigation is ongoing.
On 23/05/2020 at about 02:30hrs, the Command succeeded in arresting members of notorious syndicate that attacked and vandalized industrial equipment at Dana Steel Rolling Mills, Katsina. The hoodlums suffered a defeat when they had a fierce encounter with policemen guarding the company.
One of the armed robbers was killed while three other suspects arrested, they are: 1. Abubakar Tasi’u, m, aged 21yrs 2. Abdulshukur Kabir, ‘m’, aged 19yrs and 3. Aminu Yusuf, m, aged 19yrs all of Sabuwar Unguwa Quarters, Katsina. The dead armed robber was later identified as one Muhammed Muntari, m, aged 20yrs of Sabuwar Unguwa Quarters, Katsina. In the course of investigation Suspects confessed to the commission of the crime while one armoured cable wire, pinches, two hacksaws and a digger were recovered in their possession during search. Investigation is ongoing.
13.:On 24th May, 2020. The Command succeeded in arresting one Adamu Salisu ‘M’ 43yrs of Sabuwar unguwa quarters Katsina, who conspired with one Salisu Isah ‘M’ 38yrs of Dutsinma township and went to Government Day Secondary Wurma, Kurfi L.G.A. and vandalized electrical Transformer then stole away some accessories of the transformer.
During the cause of investigation the suspect confessed commission of the crime and mentioned one Haruna Idris of ‘Yan-rodi market Kofar-ruwa Kano as their receiver, who bought the items at the rate of sixty two thousand Naira four hundred ( N62,400). Case under investigation.
On 23/5/2020 at about 1130hrs the Command arrested two Armed robbery suspects one shafi’u Moh’d, ‘m’, aged 30yrs (2) Moh’d Sani, m, aged 28yrs all of Faskari town, Faskari L.G.A of Katsina state. The hoodlums conspired and deceived one Shukura Mamman, ‘M’, aged 25yrs of Layin Tasha, Faskari LGA of Katsina state, to convey them from faskari town to Yankara village, Faskari L.G.A. of Katsina state.
While on transit, the hoodlums attacked and stabbed him with a knife on his neck and stomach, killing him instantly and made away with his Bajaj motor cycle, red in colour, unregistered, valued two hundred and forty thousand naira (N240,000:00k).
In the course of investigation suspects confessed to the commission of the offence and stated that they sold the stolen motorcycle to one Hassan Abdullahi, ‘M’, aged 35yrs, of Sabon Garin Zaria, Kaduna State (now at large).
On 26th May, 2020 the command succeeded and smashed a notorious syndicate of armed robbers that specializes in attacking motorcyclists and robbed them of their belongings. Luck ran out of the hoodlums when they deceived a commercial motorcyclist, one Dahiru Hamisu, ‘m’ of Magamar Ajiwa village, Rimi LGA of Katsina state and asked him to convey them from Luna castle hotel Katsina to Barhim housing estate along Mani road, Katsina. On reaching to an obscured location inside Barhim quarters, the suspects attacked the cyclist with machetes and robbed him of the sum of N35,000:00K. Those arrested are (1) Umar Ibrahim, ‘M’, aged 27yrs (2) Ikira Lawal, ‘M’, aged 20yrs (3) Buhari Suleman, ‘M’, aged 20yrs (now at large), all of Katsina township. Investigation is ongoing.
BEING INPOSSESSION OF DRIED LEAVES SUSPECTED TO BE INDIAN HEMP AND DANGEROUS DRUGS :- On 24/5/2020 and 2/06/2020 the DPO GRA, Katsina carried out raids at various black spots in his jurisdiction and succeeded in arresting the following suspected Indian Hemp drug peddlers 1. Umar Ibrahim, ‘m’, aged 27yrs of Barhim quarters, Katsina 2. Shuaibu Badamasi, ‘m’ aged 25yrs of Shinkafi village, Katsina. 3. Tijjani Abdullahi, and (4) Sani Abdullahi, ‘m,’ aged 30yrs of Shinkafi village, Katsina.
Exhibits recovered the suspects include 1. Seven hundred and twenty pieces (720) of D5 Valium Tablets. 2. One hundered and eighty-five (185) pieces of Exol tablets. 3. Twenty wraps of Indian Hemp and 4.
The total sum of thirteen thousand, five hundred and twenty five naira (N13,525:00K) was recovered in their possession as exhibit during police search. Investigation is ongoing.
On 26/05/2020 at about 11:20hrs, the Command succeeded in arresting one Babangida Abdu Mandi, ‘m’, aged 20yrs of Doma village, Faskari LGA of Katsina state who was seen at Makera, Funtua LGA of Katsina state, suspiciously with a machete wound on his head.
In the course of investigation suspect confessed to have attacked the residence of one Shehu Yahaya, ‘m’, of Doma village, Faskari on 24/05/2020 and robbed him of Gsm Phone, money and other valuables after inflicting injury on the victim.
The victim was traced and confirmed the occurrence of the incident. Additionally, the knife that was used in the commission of the offence was also recovered and registered as exhibit. Investigation is ongoing.” He concluded.