Kaduna State Police has stated it has arrested 157 suspected kidnappers, armed bandits, rapists, robbers, cattle rustlers and looters of public and personal warehouses in Kaduna.
Commissioner of Police, Umar Muri, disclosed this at the same time as parading the suspects at the headquarters of the country police command in Kaduna on Friday.
He additionally stated sixty five guns, such as 24 AK47 rifles were among guns recovered from the suspects.
According to the Police Commissioner, “nowadays, I am thrilled to inform you that the Command in the last few weeks, in its onerous undertaking of securing the lives and houses of regulation-abiding residents of Kaduna State, has succeeded in arresting 157 suspects for numerous crimes which include; Armed Banditry, Armed Robbery, Kidnapping, Cattle Rustling, Culpable Homicide, Rape, Shop Breaking, looting of Govt’s/non-public warehouses, Theft, Shiite (IMIN) Militias to say but some.
“Let me inform you that some of the suspects arrested have confessed voluntarily to numerous roles they performed in the fee of the respective crimes they’re being alleged and can be arraigned in a courtroom of ready jurisdiction on final touch of investigations and prison recommendation from the Ministry of Justice in which essential.
“During the investigation, some of recoveries were made which consist of; 24 AK47 Rifles, three Revolver Pistols, two Pump Action weapons, locally made Revolver Rifles, locally made Single Barrel Guns,12 Locally made pistols, one kind 06 Rifle, fabricated Submachine Guns (SMG) and 17 Dane Guns.
Recovered 2,056 Rounds of AK47 Live Ammunition, nine Rounds of 9mm Live Ammunition, 60 rounds of five.56mm Live Ammunition, six rounds of Live Cartridges, six Magazines of AK47 Rifle, two Magazines of Type 06 Rifle, five Matchets, three Big Sticks, 24 Sharp Cutlasses/Knives, one Iron Rod, one Animal Horn, one Pinch, one carton of the nail, 20 Motor Vehicles of different manufacturers and 14 Tricycles.
“23 Motorcycles of different types, $29,500 Fake US Dollars, the Sum of N127,000:00, the Sum of N400,000:00 Fake Nigerian Currency Notes (N1000:00 denomination), Vigilante ID cards, one Dagger, 473 Rustled Cows, 29 luggage of Grains, two Bags of Sugar, 30 Bags of Soya Beans, one 50kg Bag of Beans, two Bags of Corn, 252 Bags of Adulterated Fertilizers, 60 exceptional styles of GSM Cellphones, four Computer Palmtops, seven Computer Laptops, one Panasonic AC Split Head, one Water Testing Machine, Cartons of Pyrex Lab Equipment and seven baggage of Granite stones had been additionally recovered.
“Others include; six Bundles of Clothing, six Blankets, Cartons of Lace Material, 65 portions of Matrasses, 4 Bundles of Zinc, 15 Wristwatches, one Wrapper, 4 units of Military Camouflage Uniforms, 11 Ladies Handbags, 75 Bags of Dried Leaves suspected to be Indian Hemp, 16 pieces of Mosquito nets, 32 packs of plant fibre mosquito coil, 3 Cartons of Codeine Syrup, Sculpture of human cranium, and one Steel Safe suspected to be containing money and valuables.
“You will believe me that during view of the recuperation of the objects, indexed above within the purpose of investigation within the duration under review, it could be stated that the Command has incredibly succeeded in fighting suspected criminals and criminalities inside the State.
“On drugs peddling, I wish to tell you that the arrested suspects, cited in my final press briefing dated 22nd July 2020 were charged to court and at the moment are anticipating trial. Meanwhile, extra suspects were arrested inside the length underneath evaluate and currently undergoing investigation with the healing of 75 luggage of dried leaves equivalent to one,500 kilogrammes suspected to be Indian hemp.
“I must at this juncture reiterate the fact that peddlers of all way of drugs within the kingdom ought to desist from it, as no peddler of such capsules regardless of how exceedingly located or related shall be spared from our eagle eyes and the wrath of the regulation.
“In view of the above, I want to reassure the coolest humans of Kaduna State that the Command will stay alive to its duty in ensuring that crime is introduced to the barest minimal,” he said.
The CP expressed appreciation to the Inspector General of Police and Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufa’i for the support to the Command, fast response to the call for and yearnings of the public on #EndSARS Protest and Governor’s set off inauguration of the Judicial Panel of Enquiry to inspect the alleged brutality of the Police, saying that, the movements extensively doused the tension generated by the protest in the State and provided a platform for aggrieved people to ventilate their grievances.