Committed to continuing the fight against crime and criminality in Kaduna State, the police command has arrested 24 suspected criminals for different offences as stated by the police commissioner, Ahmad Abdurrahman, while briefing newsmen in Kaduna.
CP Abdurrahman said the command, in its gallant determination, has recently embarked on intensive manhunt of bandits who attack people while pursuing their normal businesses and other cases of crime, and has recorded great success of arresting the suspects.
“The suspects were arrested for different criminal offenses amongst which are criminal conspiracies, armed robbery, receiving stolen property, car snatching, house breaking/theft, illegal possession of firearms, attempt to commit offense to wit kidnapping and being in possession of dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp.”
However, exhibits recovered from the suspects include two pistols (1 beretta, 1 browny), one locally made pistol, 15 rounds of 9mm ammunition, one dane gun, five motor vehicles (Ash coloured Toyota Corolla, golden coloured Toyota Corolla, Ash Coloured Toyota Siena, maroon coloured Toyota Camry and green coloured Toyota Carina E).
Others are 10 laptop computers, one galaxy tab, one Samsung duo handset, four local made guns, one new wrapper, one wristwatch, dry leaves suspected to be Indian hemp, one sword, one long sickle, one drum, one cutlass, one army camouflage, one police mobile force denim trouser, two black line yards, one Kastlea shirt and half jacket, two scrap decoders, two police belts, some writing pads and a black leather containing three packets of Rothmans cigarettes.
The suspects, who are in custody, have been making useful statements, which are aiding police investigations and they will be charged to court on completion of investigation, the CP has said.
He appealed to political stakeholders in the state to continue to play the game by the rules by avoiding hate speeches during the election period and also desisting from using youths as thugs so as to ensure violence free gubernatorial and state assembly elections.
CP Ahmad also warned some teeming youths, who are said to have decided to attack some mosques as well as churches, in the guise that some imams and pastors have become involved in politics.
“The police, who are on red alert, as well as other security agencies, will fish out these miscreants and they will be taking before the court of law.”
He urged Kaduna citizens to disregard the news going round that the Kaduna/Abuja road was blocked, saying that the road is very motorable as road users have been plying the road and securities have been deployed to guard the passengers.