Kano Police Arrest Five Suspected Thieves, Recover Stolen Electronics
In a commendable operation, the Kano State Police Command has successfully arrested five individuals suspected of theft and managed to recover a substantial haul of stolen property.
The recovered items include an impressive tally of 996 stolen mobile phones, along with nine laptop computers, ATM cards, and various other accessories.
The spokesperson of the command, SP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, officially announced these developments in a statement released on Tuesday, September 26, 2023.
Break-In at Dansulaika GSM Market
One of the suspects, Ibrahim Adamu, stands accused of breaking into eleven shops situated at Dansulaika GSM Market, where he pilfered mobile phones, desktop and laptop computers, sales revenue, ATM cards, and assorted accessories.
The unlawful activities prompted a swift response from a dedicated team of detectives, who embarked on an intelligence-led operation.
This operation ultimately culminated in the successful apprehension of Ibrahim Adamu at Sallari Quarters, located in the Tarauni Local Government Area of Kano.
Confession and Recovery of Stolen Property
Significantly, Ibrahim Adamu confessed to committing the offenses on his own and, in a cooperative effort with law enforcement, led detectives to the recovery of a portion of the stolen items.
This included the retrieval of 106 mobile phones, nine laptop computers, a sum of N115,940 in sales revenue, nine ATM cards, and various other accessories.
As the investigation continues, it is anticipated that legal action will be taken against the suspect.
Involvement of a Sales Boy
In a separate but related case, the police also apprehended a 19-year-old sales boy named Mujittafa Sale, who was involved in a theft conspiracy with an individual named Ahmed Abbati.
Their illicit activities centered around stealing numerous brands of mobile phones and other related accessories from the shop where Mujittafa Sale was employed.
During the course of the investigation, Mujittafa Sale openly confessed to his role in the criminal activity.
His confession subsequently led to the identification and arrest of three additional suspects who were instrumental in concealing the stolen mobile phones.
Recovery of Stolen Property
As the investigation unfolded, law enforcement managed to recover a significant haul of stolen property, amounting to a total of eight hundred and ninety (890) mobile phones.
These electronic devices were retrieved from the four suspects implicated in the theft.
Legal proceedings against the suspects are expected to commence upon the conclusion of the ongoing investigation.
Message from the Commissioner of Police
The Commissioner of Police, CP Mohammed Usaini Gumel, conveyed his appreciation for the understanding, support, and cooperation of the people of Kano.
He emphasized the importance of vigilance among shop owners when entrusting their businesses to others.
CP Gumel reiterated the commitment of the Police Command to safeguarding the lives and property of all inhabitants in the state.
He encouraged members of the public to promptly report any suspicious activities, individuals, or items to the nearest police station or through the provided emergency contact numbers, including 08032419754, 08123821575, and 09029292926, as part of community policing efforts.