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Police nab 50 suspected criminals in Kano



Kano State Police Command on Thursday said it arrested no fewer than 50 suspects for various criminal activities across the state in the last three weeks.

The command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Abdullahi Haruna, disclosed this while briefing newsmen in Kano.

He said that the suspects were apprehended in connection with armed robbery, rape, attempted homicide, car theft and other offences.

Haruna said that 33 rape cases were recorded during the period, adding that 25 of them had been charged to court and eight cases still being investigated.

He disclosed that on Sunday, four suspected armed robbers were arrested with one Pump Action rifle, one Baretta pistol and one locally-made pistol.

Also recovered, according to him, were one English-made pistol, seven rounds of 9mm live ammunition, 15 rounds of live cartridges and three sharp knives.

The spokesman added that four suspects were also arrested for car theft, and 25 others for unlawful possession of dangerous weapons and fire arms.

He said that all the suspects confessed to committing the crimes.