The Kano State Police Command said it arrested 90 suspected criminals in Kano metropolis within the last one week.

The Commissioner of Police, Mr Ahmed Iliyasu, made the disclosure while showing the suspects to journalists at the Bompai Police Headquarters in Kano on Friday.

He said that the suspects were apprehended during raids in parts of the state on Tuesday and Wednesday.

He explained that it was to check activities of criminally-minded persons that the command raided the hideouts and black spots across the state.

The commissioner said the suspects were apprehended at Gano area, Dawakin Kudu Local Government Area; Bachirawa quarters, Ungoggo Local Government Area and Emir’s Palace road in Kano Municipal Local Government.

According to him, other areas where the suspects were caught included Dala, Panshekara, Kwana Hudu and Dakata quarters, all in Kano metropolis.

He added that exhibits recovered from the suspects included 64 knives, scissors, axe, iron cutter, charms, wraps of dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp and suck-and-die liquid substances.

In addition, the police chief said the command also arrested two suspects with 14 sacks of Indian hemp valued at N5 million at Dala quarters in Kano.

He said the suspects were nabbed on Wednesday, at 6 p.m. by a team of policemen attached to Dala Division following a tip-off.

Similarly, he said that the police while on a patrol around Emir’s Palace on Sallah day arrested 25 suspects in connection with the death of one person and causing injuries to some others.

He said the suspects would be charged to court after investigations. 

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