Police have arrested a fake soldier, policemen and customs officers harassing residents of the Kano metropolis and environs.
Spokesman of the command Abdullah Haruna Kiyawa confirmed the arrest in a statement issued to Ngoladi Tv.
He said the bogus security personnel were arrested on different occasions impersonating, harassing and defrauding people of their belongings.
According to him “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″
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.
He said the suspects 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.
Kiyawa said the case is under investigation and will be charged to court upon completion of the investigation.