Nigeria Police Katsina State Command said it has successfully arrested 34 suspects who allegdely broke shops and looted goods during recent fire incident that gutted many shops in Katsina Central Market.
Addressing Newsmen while parading the suspects, the Command’s Spokesman SP Gambo Isah said that on Monday, March 22, 2021, there was a fire incident at Katsina Central Market while fire fighters were deployed to the Market to extinguish the inferno and provide Security at the market respectively, unfortunately some disgruntled elements took advantage of the situation.
“The took advantage of the situation, broke shops from them while others shoplifted from open shops and stalls in the market.”
The PPRO also said the command during the period in review rescued 30 Human Trafficking Victims.
He lamented that based on credible intelligence, DPO Mai’adua and his Team raided a hideout of human trafficking syndicate at kwongolom village, a location between Nigeria and Niger Republic border and succeeded in rescuing 34 victims of human trafficking, consisting of 12 male and 18 female.
SP Gambo assured that effort is on top gear with a view of arresting the agents and other members of Human trafficking.
The Katsina Command PPRO SP Gambo Isah added that police in Katsina succeeded in busting 3 syndicate of notorious fraudsters who allegdely specialized in defrauding unsuspecting members of the public through phone calls by posing as spirits (Aljanu).
He said the Trio apprehended arrested are: Usman Adamu,40, of Tudun Bojuwa, Kurna Asabe of Kano State.
Abba Ibrahim 38, Nankaura Quarters, Kano State and Abdurra’uf Ilyasu 39, Sharifai Quarters, Kano State.
He further explained that the suspects met with their waterloo when the called one Jamila Sulaiman 39, Yar Gamji Village through her GSM and directed her to go the outskirt of Yar Gamji Village and drop the sum of N150,000 or risked her parents or children being killed by the spirit jinx.
” The Victim out of fear took the money to that location and dropped
” Furthermore, she transferred another money, the sum of N97,000 into the hoodlums Bank Account
” In the course of investigation suspects were trailed and arrested”
SP Gambo maintained that all suspects confessed to have committed the offences stressing that they will be arraigned in court when Investigation are concluded.