Kano state Command of the Nigeria Police has arrested 24 suspects in connection with dealing in hard drugs, weaponry and armed robbery.
Spokesman for the command, DSP Abdullahi Haruna hinted in a briefing at the Headquarters in Bompai, Kano state, north western Nigeria that the suspects were arrested in the last one week.
He said the suspects were apprehended in possession of substances such as cocaine, Indian Hemp, Suck-and-die, tramadol tablets, solution and other intoxicating and injectable drugs.
Haruna said others were arrested for being in possession of weapons such as sticks, knives, cutlasses, swords, and other unconventional locally made machetes used in terrorizing inhabitants and political thuggery.
Citing examples, Haruna said: “On March 1, 2019, the duo of Mujahid Abubakar of Angwar Shano, Katsina state and Illya Garba of Mazan Guide village, in Gabasawa Local Government of Kano state were arrested at Sabon Gari market for dealing in the bulk sell of hard drugs.”
He said the suspects confessed to the commission of the crime, while efforts are being made to arrest their accomplice and arraign them before the court of law.
He said that, “on the 28 February, 2019, one Mohammed Abdullahi of Hotoro quarters, Kano, a distributor of cocaine substance was arrested with four wraps of cocaine recovered from him, while investigation is in progress.”
He stated further that, “on March 2, one Salisu Mohammed of Yakasai quarters Kano stabbed his football coach, one Mustapha Musa with a knife. The victim died on the spot. The suspect has been arrested with an exhibit of knife as investigation is in progress.”