Kano State Police Arrest Notorious Armed Robbery Suspect, Recover Weapon

The Kano State Police command has arrested a notorious serial armed robbery suspect who has confessed to having committed series of armed robberies for over two years in Kano and Niger States.

This was disclosed in a statement issued today by the State Command’s Public Relations Officer, PRO, DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa.

TheFact Nigeria gathered that on Sunday, 15 August, the Command received a distress call to the effect that an armed robbery had attacked a resident at Kuyan Ta’inna town, in Kumbotso local government area of the State.

Following receipt of the report, the Commissioner of Police, Kano State Command, CP Sama’ila Shu’aibu Dikko, raised and instructed a team of policemen led by SP Suleiman Ibrahim, Divisional Police Officer, (DPO), Panshekara Division, to proceed to the scene and arrest the culprit.

The team immediately swung into action and, with the help of members of the community, arrested the suspect, 26-year-old Mahmud Ibrahim, a native of Kurna Babban Layi Quarters, Dala LGA, Kano State, who was in possession of a Pump Action Rifle.

In his attempt to escape, the suspect sustained injuries and was rushed to Murtala Mohammed Specialist Hospital Kano, where he was treated and released to the Police for investigation. He confessed that he got the rifle during one of his armed robbery operations in Niger State.

CP Dikko has ordered that the case be transferred to the Criminal Investigation Department of the Command for discreet investigation. The suspect will be charged to court upon completion of investigation.

He also thanked the good people of Kano State for their continuous support and cooperation, while urging residents to continue in prayer, and to report incidences to the nearest police station rather than taking laws into their hands.

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