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December 5, 2023

Kano Police arrest 3 robbery suspects, recover N611,000, AK-47 rifle shells

Police in Kano State have arrested three suspects in connection with an armed robbery in the Garko local government area.

The suspects, identified as Sunusi Yusuf, Sunusi Abubakar, and Nasiru Ibrahim, allegedly robbed a businessman of N2,900,000 on his way to Kaduna.

According to the Kano State Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, He said, “A report was received from one Nura Ibrahim of Kankiya Village, Garko LGA that while on his way to Kaduna for his business, he was ambushed and attacked at as he was trekking from his residence to the main road and was robbed of N2, 900,000, leaving him with injuries on his head.

“On receipt of the report, the victim was rushed to Garko Hospital and a team of policemen led by Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Garko Division , was mobilised to the scene.

He added that one of the suspects, Sunusi Yusuf, confessed to being a friend of the victim and operating the same business with him.

He said that Yusuf knew that the victim had a large sum of money in his possession and conspired with two armed robbers to attack and rob him.

According to Kiyawa, the police recovered N611,000 and six empty shells of AK-47 rifle from the suspects. They are currently in custody and will be charged to court upon completion of the investigation.

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Mustapha Salisu

Mustapha Salisu is a graduate of BSc. Information and Media Studies from Bayero University Kano, with experience in Communication Skills as well as Public Relations.

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