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February 29, 2024

100 Criminals Surrender To Police In Kano, Says CP

By Abdullahi Yusuf

A total of 100 repentant criminals have surrendered themselves and their weapons to the police in Kano in the last 100 days,the Commissioner of Police in the state, Muhammad Hussaini Gumel,has said

Gumel disclosed this when he was hosted by the leadership of the Correspondents’ Chapel, Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) at the Press Centre,Kano,on Monday

He said the criminals surrendered within the 100 days he assumed duty as the Commissioner of Police of the state.

He said most of the unrepentant criminals had left the state, while the repentant ones were now helping the police in tracking others down to their hideouts.

“Actually, we launched a manhunt for three notorious criminals, and placed N100, 000 bounty each on their heads. One of the three criminals has volunteered himself to the police headquarters.

“He said that he did not want me to waste my N100, 000. That was why he made himself available. He admitted all the allegations against him, and said he had been looking for an opportunity to turn away from crime, that he wants to be a responsible citizen.

“We have placed him on observation, and he is now working with the police to track down Yan Daba (criminals). We are still working on getting the remaining two arrested. We will surely get them arrested and parade them before the public.”

Responding to questions on the menace of female criminals who engage in phone snatching and other crimes in the state, the Commissioner said, “such cases are not rampant, but the intelligence department of the police is working on it.

“We will need collaboration and information from the public about places such female criminals are operating.Members of the public should be mindful that some criminals are using women to lure people so that they would be robbed of their belongings,” he said.

He also disclosed that six persons had been identified by the police as part of the protesting crowd who constituted public disturbances during the commissioning of Hasiya Bayero Paediatric hospital, located near the Palace of Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, on Sunday.

It was gathered that a group of persons had organized themselves in a disturbing manner, chanting provocative slogans against the Emir of Kano, who attended the programme.

The crowd were changing unfriendly slogans, like “new governor, new Emir,” insisting that Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf should, “remove” the Emir and install a new one since it is a new government in power.

According to him, the police used technology to identify those involved, adding that more people would be tracked down, including their sponsors.

“Those groups of people were not invited to the event. They were intruders who came on their own, and they must have been sponsored by somebody or group of persons.

“Six persons have been identified.We used technology to track them down. We are still analyzing the video footage, and we are making efforts to arrest all those involved. We are also making efforts to get the sponsors.

“Traditional institution is a respectable institution, anybody who messes around with the traditional institution is an enemy of the police,” the Commissioner added.

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