Police arrest notorious armed robber, four others in Kano

The Nigerian Police Kano Command has arrested a notorious armed robber, Adaidaita Sahu popularly known as Aljan who specializes in stealing tricycles.

The command disclosed this in a statement signed and made available to newsmen in Kano by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa.

According to the statement, “on the 24/11/2021 at about 1130hrs, a team of Operation Puff-Adder led by SP Buba Yusuf while on intelligence-led patrol within Kano Metropolis arrested a wanted notorious armed robber, Sabitu Ibrahim, ‘m’, popularly known as “Aljan”, 18 years old, of Kaburma, Yan Daddawa, Dawakin Tofa LGA, Kano State, in possession of a Tricycle with Reg. No. GRR77QA and KAROTA No. KMC 1106.

He further disclosed that Aljan is on the wanted list of the command for a series of armed robberies he committed.

DSP Kiyawa added that the suspect has confessed to have conspired with one other, attacked a tricyclist at Dorayi Quarters Kano, used a cable wire to strangulate and kill him but the victim escaped with a serious neck injury while they made away with his tricycle.

He, however, stated that discreet investigation also led to the arrest of 28-year-old Abdullahi Suleiman of Gwale Quarters, Kano and 21-year-old Abubakar Muhd of Hausawa Quarters, Kano.

He added that the suspects confessed to have bought parts of the robbed tricycle from Aljan while another tricycle with Reg. No. FGE212QX and KAROTA No. 4636 KMC was found in their possession

He explained that sustained Puff-Adder Operations conducted on 24/11/2021, led to the arrest of 31-year-old Muhd Saidu of Gobirawa, Yan Yashi, Kano and 35-year-old Abdullahi Tahir of Kofar Ruwa Quarters, Kano and five motorcycles suspected to be stolen were recovered from them.

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