The Kano State Police Command said it arrested 90 suspected criminals in Kano metropolis within the last one week. This was according to the Commissioner of Police, Mr Ahmed Iliyasu who made the disclosure while showing the suspects to newsmen at the Bompai Police Headquarters in Kano on Friday.
He said that the suspects were apprehended during the raids on criminal hideouts 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 that the 90 suspected criminals 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.
He said that other areas where the suspects were nabbed included Dala, Panshekara, Kwana Hudu and Dakata quarters, all in Kano metropolis.
He said that exhibits recovered from the 90 suspected criminals 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 that the command also arrested two suspects with 14 big 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 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.
Iliyasu said that items recovered from the suspects were dangerous weapons like knives, cutlasses, sticks, charms, Gariyo and intoxicant drugs.
He said that all the suspects would be charged to court after investigation.