The arrested suspects
Forty-nine suspects have been arrested by the Kano State Police Command for the looting of properties at Triumph Plaza in Fagge Local Government Area of the state.
The suspected hoodlums were arrested after they took advantage of the demolition exercise embarked upon by Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf, to loot properties from the rubble and other buildings.
Spokesperson for the police in the state, SP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, confirmed the development in a statement on Monday, June 5, 2023.
“On 04/06/2023 at about 2200hrs, reports were received from good Samaritans that some hoodlums, hundreds in numbers were grouping and planning to loot properties of buildings/structures at Triumph Plaza, Fagge LGA, Kano,” the statement read.
“On receipt of the reports, the Commissioner of Police, Kano State Command, CP Mohammed Usaini Gumel, FIPMA, psc directed the immediate deployments of teams of Operation Restore Peace to the scene, and the suspected looters were dispersed,”
“Forty-nine (49) suspects were arrested and the following looted properties were recovered as follows; 3 Flash Doors, Flash Windows, 4 LG Air Conditioner, 8 Pieces of Polling Door Iron, and Sixteen (16) Heavy Duty Hammer, etc. The investigation is in progress,"
"The Commissioner of Police also advised parents and community leaders to talk to their wards/youths to desist from looting people’s properties as it is a clear case of mischief and theft which are punishable under the law."