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NSCDC Arrests 6 Suspects for Criminal Conspiracy, Theft, Adulteration in Jigawa

By Hassan Turaki

Three Suspected Persons have been apprehended by Operatives of the
Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Jigawa Command.

CSC Adamu Shehu disclosed this in a statement issued on Sunday.

He identified the Three suspects, as Hassan Muhd (22), Abdullahi Muhd (19) of Shagari Quarters, and one Yusuf Isyaku (23) of Oliya Quarters Hadejia LGA.

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He said the Suspects were apprehended by personnel of NSCDC in Hadejia on a suspected case of theft and criminal conspiracy contrary to sections 286 and 96 and punishable under 287 and 97 of the State Penal Code Law (PCL) respectively.

“That on 16th day of September, 2022 at about 1800hrs NSCDC operatives on surveillance around Jama’are Quarters, Hadejia apprehended Hassan Muhd in possession of dismantled 15 horse power (HP) Rice Mill Motor and a Hook neatly broken, packaged and concealed in a sack.

“Upon investigations, he confessed to have conspired with Abdullahi Muhd and one Yusuf Isyaku, and stole the said items at KLISAT Rice Company Hadejia, situated along Hadejia-Kano Road where they work as casual staff.”

He further said the two accomplices were thereafter arrested and have confessed to the crime, noting that the 15HP motor and the hook were valued at N350,000 and N50,000 respectively.

CSC Shehu Similarly said, in an effort to tackle the prevalent cases of adulteration, three people, Ahmed Abdullahi (22) of Agumau Quarters, Salihu Maigari (20) and Abbas Haruna (22) of Makera quarters, Hadejia LGA respectively were arrested on a suspected case of criminal conspiracy and adulteration of wheat bran offal intended for sale contrary to sections 97 and 184 of the PCL respectively.

He explained that the trio were arrested in Matsaro Quarters, Hadejia at an upstair shop while mixing and packaging pure Dangote wheat bran offal with local rice mill waste.

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“At the time of their arrest, they were in possession of 16 sacks of adulterated offal ready to be sold to unsuspecting members of the public at the market price of N8,000 per sack.”

“They trio confessed to the crime. And will be charged to court of competent jurisdiction for possible prosecution”.

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