Katsina police command arrests 64 suspects,records 51 major cases in a month

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The Katsina police command arrested 64 suspects for various major crimes including alleged kidnap, culpable homicide and armed robbery  from 1st to 31st March, 2024.

The command’s spokesman, ASP Abubakar Aliyu made the disclosure on behalf of the Commissioner of Police, Aliyu Musa  at a press conference in katsina  highlighting its achievements during the period under review.

He  put the number of major cases recorded by the command in the period at 51, out of which, he said, 30 were charged to court.

Aliyu gave further details on the achievements thus :

“The command within the period under review had a total number of about fifty-one (51) cases of major crimes such as armed robbery, kidnapping, culpable homicides, cattle rustling among others were reported and thirty (30) cases were charged to court as a total number of sixty-four (64) suspects were arrested in connection with these suspected cases.”

 The police spokesman also disclosed that the command arrested nine (9) suspected armed robbers; eleven (11) murder suspects; twenty-nine (29) suspected rapists during the period. 

He added that nineteen (19) suspects were arrested for various offences such as criminal force, intimidation, inciting disturbance, theft, and belonging to gang of brigands, among others during the period. 

According to him, the command also succeeded in “neutralising five (5) suspected bandits, rescuing over one hundred (100) kidnapped victims, and recovered six hundred and fifty-eight (658) rustled animals” during the period. 

He further disclosed “On March 21, 2024, at about 11 p.m, the command succeeded in arresting the trio of one (1) Muhammed Halliru,’m’, of Unguwar sodangi quarters, Malumfashi Local Government Area; Mohammed Nuhu, 19 of Unguwar sodangi quarters, Malumfashi Local Government Area, and Hamza Bala,’m’,19 ,of Pay-Master quarters, Malumfashi Local Government Area in connection with a suspected case of criminal conspiracy and armed robbery.

“The fact of the case is that, on March 19th, 2024, at about 9 a.m, one Abdulrazak Hamisu, of Gangarawa quarters, Malumfashi Local Government Area reported at the Malumfashi Divisional Headquarters that on the same date, at about 9 a.m he was with his girlfriend at the above mentioned address when the suspects, three (3) in number, armed with dangerous weapons such as sharp knives and machetes, attacked them and robbed them off their GSM handsets, one Infinix Hot 6 valued at fourty-thousand naira (₦40,000) and Huawei valued at about twenty thousand naira (₦20,000).

“Upon receipt of the report, detectives swiftly  swung into action and succeeded in arresting one Muhammed Halliru,’m’, of unguwar sodangi quarters, Malumfashi Local Government Area. In the course of interrogation, the suspect confessed to the commission of the offence and further mentioned one Mohammed Nuhu,’m’, 19 of Unguwar sodangi quarters, Malumfashi Local Government Area and one  Hamza Bala,’m’,19 of Pay-Master quarters, Malumfashi Local Government Area, as his accomplices, where they were all traced and arrested.

“Two (2) cell phones were recovered from the suspects as they all confessed to the commission of the offence. The investigation is ongoing.”

ASP Aliyu  also made other disclosure revealing “The command has succeeded in arresting the duo of one (1) Mubashir Ibrahim,’m’, 22  of Bakin Yadi quarters, Daura Local Government Area, and  Aliyu Ibrahim,’m’, 20, of Rahamawa Abattoir quarters, Katsina, in connection with a suspected case of criminal conspiracy and theft of a motorcycle.

“Nemesis caught up with the duo when they were intercepted by police personnel attached to border patrol on duty along Jibia-Katsina Road in possession of a suspected stolen boxer super cargo motorcycle, red in colour, with Reg. No. GRR 717 QB. When questioned, the suspects could not provide a satisfactory account as to how they came about the motorcycle, hence, their arrest.

“During the course of the investigation, it was revealed that on the 30th of March, 2024, at approximately 3.a.m, the suspects criminally conspired and trespassed into the house of one Lawal Dauda, situated at Tambu Village, Daura Local Government Area, and stole away the said motorcycle. They were arrested while trying to dispose off same at the neighbouring Niger Republic through one Sama’ila Intallo, of Hirji village, Niger Republic.”

The command’s spokesman added that efforts were being intensified to arrest the fleeing suspects, assuring that investigation was already in progress on the case.

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