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Police arrest 202 suspected kidnappers, armed robbers, others

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Police in Kano said they have arrested 225 suspects accused of committing various offences between June 1 to July 16.

KANO FOCUS reports that the police spokesperson in Kano Abdullahi Kiyawa announced this in a statement issued on Sunday.

He said those apprehended include 21 armed robbery suspects, 7 kidnapping suspects, 23 drug dealers, 18 suspected fraudsters, 5 motor vehicles thieves, 11 cattle rustlers, and 140 notorious thugs (‘Yan Daba).

Kiyawa said on July 7 one Ado Shuaibu of Malaku village in Doguwa local government had called Yakubu Abdu of Shere village in same local government area demanding two million Naira or risked being kidnapped.

“On receipt of the report, the commissioner of police Kano state police command CP Sama’ila Shu’aibu Dikko, fsi, raised and instructed team of policemen led by CSP Bala Shu’aibu, Divisional Police Officer, Doguwa Division to expatriate action.

“The team immediately swung into action and covert operation was conducted at the pickup point which eventually led to the arrest of one ado Shu’aibu, ‘m’, of 24 years old, of Maraku Village Doguwa LGA, Kano State.

“Suspect was shot on his right leg in his bid to flee, and was rushed to Doguwa General Hospital and treated. Exhibit recovered from him are; wooden carving design pistol, Tecno phone with SIM card he use in threatening the complainant, one machete, and a black polythene leather (to put ransom).

The police spokesperson added that on July 2, a team of  policemen while on routine patrol in Falgore forest, Tudun Wada local government area, Kano state, arrested one Abdulrahman Usman, of Kurmi village, Soba local government area, Kaduna state, and five others who attacked a cluster of herdsmen settlement (ruga) in the forest.

“The herders repelled the attack and inflicted machete cuts on the suspect, and mopped up operation lead to his capture with a locally made pistol.

“Suspect was rushed to Doguwa General Hospital for medical treatment. During the course of preliminary investigation the complainant were traced as follows (1) Aliyu Abubakar (2) Shehu Abubakar and (3) Mamman Muhammad, all of Giwa LGA, Kaduna State, who reported that the hoodlums carted away with their three GSM Handsets, Cutlass and Money the sum of Three Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira cash (N350,000.00K).

“Based on the confession of the principal suspect, on the 03/07/2021 a search operation was organized, which led to the arrest of other fleeing syndicate members; (1) Bello Alhaji Hamza alias Tsoho, ‘m’, aged 22 years old, (2) Basiru Gille, ‘m’, aged 30 years old and (3) Isah Alhaji Mallam, ‘m’, aged 22 years old, all of Yammama village, Malumfashi LGA, Katsina State.

“Suspect confessed to the series of Kidnapping and armed robbery,” Kiyawa said.

Arrest of armed robbery suspects

The police spokesperson revealed that the command have arrested one Rabi’u Danjuma alias Rabiu Duty, Suleiman Idris alias Magu, Abel Patrick, Wisdom John and Stephen Sedani who stormed the resident of Sahaisu Abdullahi of Gunduwawa Village Gezawa local government area and robbed him his car, Honda Accord and plasma television.

Other armed robbery suspects arrested according to Kiyawa include Abdullahi Ibrahim of Gidan Kankara quarters Kano who conspired with one Bashir Bashir alias Sahabi and attacked females students of Federal College of Education (FCE) Kano Zainab Mukhtar and Fatima Abdullahi who robbed them three handsets valued at two hundred thousand Naira.

“Team of Policemen, while on intelligence patrol along Rijiyar Lemo area Kano, arrested one Khalifa Muhammad, Ahmed Muhammad and Halifa Ahmed all ‘m’ of Kurna Quarters in possession of Toy Gun (Tokarave), Military Camouflage Uniforms, mobile handsets, Money and other items.

“During the course of investigation, suspects confessed to have robbed one Hajiya Umma Musa ‘f’ of her money and also inflicted injury on her body. Investigation is in progress,” he said.

Rescue of kidnapped victims

Kiyawa added that police have on July 6 rescued Nura Auwalu of Makadi village, Garko local government who was kidnapped at his family house.

The police said they have also rescued one Bahijja Faisal of Sabuwar Unguwa, Rogo local government area who was kidnapped at her matrimonial home.

The kidnappers have also robbed Mrs Faisal’s husband the sum of one million eight hundred thousand Naira.

Arrest of phone snatching syndicate

The police added that they have arrested 37 suspected phone snatchers who attacked innocent motorist, cyclist and other road users with dangerous weapons at Kofar Dan’agundi robbing them of their handsets, money and other valuables items.

“On the 04/06/2021 at about 1900 hours, information was received that unknown hoodlums in possession of cutlasses, knives and other dangerous weapons were attacking innocent motorist, cyclist and other Road users at Kofar Dan’agundi robbing them of their handsets, money and other valuables items.

“On receipt of this information, the Commissioner of Police Kano State Command CP Sama’ila Shu’aibu Dikko, fsi raised and instructed teams of Policemen led by SP Bashir Gwadabe to arrest the hoodlums.

“The team immediately rushed to the scene, swung into action and engages the hoodlums who are in large number, and they started brandishing cutlasses and knives in confrontation with the Police, but through police resilience they retreat abandoned their weapons, jumped into Bakar Lamba water pond at Kofar Dan’agundi where the pond was surrounded.

“Thirty seven (37) suspects were arrested as follows (1) Mohammed Ali ‘m’ 23 years of Dan’agundi Quarters Kano (2) Usman Rabiu ‘m’ aged 20 years of Yakasai Quarters Kano (3) Adamu Ahmed ‘m’ aged 25years of Gaida Quarters Kano (4) Aminu Tijjani ‘m’ aged 25 years of Sharada Quarters Kano (5) Nura Yusuf ‘m’ aged 21 years of Jaen Quarters Kano (6) Abdul’aziz Alhassan ‘m’ aged 18 years of Sabuwar Kofa Quarters (7) Salisu Yakubu ‘m’ aged 53 years of Kofar Nassarawa Quarters Kano (8) Mohammad Suleiman ‘m’ aged 20 years of Galadanchi Quarters (9) Naziru Mohammed ‘m’ aged 22 years of Kofar Nassarawa (10) Sadiq Sale ‘m’ aged 21 years of Unguwar Gini (11) Adam Isah ‘m’ aged 18 years of Kofar Nassarawa (12) Abubakar Salisu ‘m’ aged 18 years of Kofar Nassarawa Quarters Kano (13) Yusuf Nasiru ‘m’ aged 20 years of Dan’Agundi Quarters (14) Nasiru Dahiru ‘m’ 24 years of Kwalli Quarters (15) Zaidu Aminu ‘m’ 26 years of Yar Akwa Quarters Kano, (16) Baffa Ibrahim ‘m’ 17 years of Kankarofi Quarters Kano (17) Tahir Ibrhaim ‘m’ aged 20 years of Kofar Nassarawa Quarters (18) Mustapha Ismail ‘m’ aged 21 years of Dan’agundi Quarters (19) Zakari Ibrahim ‘m’ aged 19 years of Indabawa Quarters Kano (20) Lawal Sani ‘m’ aged 18 years of Sabuwar Gandu Quarters (21) Sani Gwadabe ‘m’ aged 18 years Indabawa Quarters Kano (22) Abdullahi Abdulrasheed ‘m’ aged 20 years of Indabawa Quarters Kano (23) Sadiq Adam ‘m’ aged 19 years of Indabawa Quarters (24) Abubakar Aminu ‘m’ aged 21 years of Indabawa Quarters (25) Usman Dahiru ‘m’ aged 17 years of Indabawa Quarters Kano (26) Idris Zubairu ‘m’ aged 20 years of Indabawa Quarters (27) Abdulrashid Yau ‘m’ aged 21 years of Indabawa Quarters (28) Abubakar Aliyu ‘m’ aged 19 years of Yakasai Quarters  (29) Ahmed Mohammed ‘m’ aged 19 years of Indabawa Quarters (30) Abubakar Umar ‘m’ aged 19 years of Kawo Quarters (31) Abubakar Musa ‘m’ aged 22 years of Sabuwar Kofa Quarters Kano (32) Adamu Mohammed ‘m’ aged 20 years of Kwalli Quarters (33) Abdulsalam Mohammed ‘m’ aged 20 years of Indabawa Quarters Kano (34) Mohammad Sani ‘m’ aged 22 years of Alfindiki Quarters Kano (35) Kabiru Auwal ‘m’ aged 21 years of Dan’agundi Quarters Kano (36) Abdullahi Ado ‘m’ aged 20 years of Dan’agundi Quarters Kano (37) Aminu Muktar ‘m’ aged 18 years of Yakasai Quarters Kano.

“And the exhibits recovered in their possessions are; (1) Six(6) cutlasses (2) Seven(7) knives (3) Eleven(11) Parcels of Indian Hemp (4) One hundred and thirty(130) wraps of Indian Hemp, (5) and some quantity of hard drugs (Exol & Diazapharm).

“All suspects were charged to court for prosecution,” Mr Kiyawa said.

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Buhari’s son marries Kano princess on August 21

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Yusuf Buhari, the son of President of Muhammad Buhari is set to marry the daughter of Emir of Bichi Zarah Nasiru Ado-Bayero on Friday August 21.

KANO FOCUS reports that the spokesperson of Bichi Emirate Lurwanu Idris Malikawa in a statement issued on Saturday said the Emir of Bichi Nasir Ado Bayero has Inaugurated one hundred and forty five man committee that would facilitate the smooth conduct of the Wedding Fatiha.

According to the statement the committee will also organised Emir of Bichi’s coronation as well as presentation of staff of office by governor Abdullahi Ganduje.

It said the committee is to be chaired by District Head of Bagwai, Nura Shehu Ahmad (Madakin Bichi) with Abba Wada Waziri (Falakin Bichi) as secretary.

Inaugurating the committee the Emir said the committee members were selected based on merit.

The Emir represented by Nura Shehu Ahmad (Madakin Bichi ) charged them to used their wealthy experience for the success of the occasions.

He said the wedding Fatiha would be conducted on Friday August 20 while the coronation ceremony would hold on Saturday August 21 at Emir’s Palace Bichi.

Ahmad said members of the committee was divided into seven sub committees for the smooth running of their assignment.

He said the sub committees includes Finance, venue and protocol, transport and accommodation, Publicity, security, special prayer and Durbar committee.

All the sub committees are expected to submit their request to the main organizing  committee on or before end of July.

Yusuf, the only son of President Buhari met Zarah Ado Bayero, in the United Kingdom where they both had their undergraduate studies.

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Ganduje salutes Kano clerics, pledges to pursue Abduljabbar’s trial

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Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje said his administration would follow the case of AbdulJabbar Nasiru Kabara to its logical conclusion, emphasising that, “The struggle is for all of us.”

KANO FOCUS reports that Ganduje made this known when he paid Sallah visit to the leader of Qadiriyyah movement, Khalifa Qariballah Nasiru Kabara, at Qadiriyyah House, Kabara, Friday.

“We are very grateful that we are following the right steps on the situation now. And the state government will continue to monitor the situation very well. Up to its logical conclusion,” he said.

“We are equally commending you for what you did. The role you played. It is indeed amazing that, Islamic scholars played well during the debate. They displayed genuine Islamic knowledge.”

“There are those who think they are learned, but they do not work with what they claim they know. That is part of the reasons why we found ourselves in such kind of situation,” Mr Ganduje said.

The governor also pledged to give a helping hand to the completion of Sheikh Nasiru Kabara Islamic Centre, based in the federal capital territory, Abuja.

In his remarks, Khalifa Kabara praised the governor in the role he played in organising debate between Kano clerics and Abduljabbar Kabara.

 “We are all thumbing up for the great work done. May Allah reward you the most.

“We are most grateful also for your visit, which you made a yearly event. We are happy that His Excellency frequents also our other activities, from Tafsir during Ramadhan period, to our yearly Maukibi event, among others. We are grateful how His Excellency distinguishes himself with those things,” he concluded.

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Muhuyi Magaji risks 14 year jail term over false medical report

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The suspended chairman of Kano State Public Complaint and Anti Corruption Commission PCACC Muhuyi Magaji may get up to 14 years for presenting false medical report to Kano state House of Assembly.

KANO FOCUS reports that a private legal practitioner in Kano Abdulaziz Adamu Ahmad said the act of Mr Magaji amount to an offence known as ‘forgery’ as stated by section 362 of Penal Code of Northern Nigeria.

Mr Magaji has on July 14 presented a medical report to Kano state House Assembly adhoc committee constituted to investigate a petition against him from office of the Accountant General of the state.

The suspended chairman of PCACC through his counsel Usman Fari said he was undergoing a medical diagnosis at National Hospital, Abuja.

However, the Hospital in a letter dated July 19, 2021 and sent to clerk of Kano state House Assembly said there is no patient named ‘Muhuyi Magaji’ in their hospital record and no folder was opened in that name.

The letter written by the Director Clinical services in the Hospital, Aisha Umar said the name and signature of the doctor (Dr. Bayo) on the medical report do not belong to any staff of National Hospital, Abuja.

It therefore declare the medical report as ‘NOT authentic’.

The letter reads in part:

“Kindly refer to your letter with ref. No KNHA/CON/077 dated 16th July, 2021 on the above subject matter, in which you requested the hospital to verify the authenticity or otherwise of attached medical report/documents.

“Following your request on the above, and subsequent investigations, we wish to state the following findings:

“There is no patient named ‘Muhuyi Magaji’ in their hospital record and no folder was opened in that name.

“That by our records, the name and signature of the doctor (Dr. Bayo) on the medical report do not belong to any staff of National Hospital, Abuja.

“Laboratory investigation in the National Hospital are no longer manually written on paper, but electronically transmitted.

“In the light of the above Sir, the medical report/documents which you attached it’s photocopies are not authentic.

“On behalf of the Chief Medical Director, please accept our warm regards.

“Dr A. A Umar, Director, Clinical Services/CMAC on behalf of the Chief Medical Director.

Muhuyi Magaji risks 14 year jail term

Mr Ahmad argued that the embattled chairman of PCACC risks getting 14 year jail term for committing forgery.

According to Mr Ahmad the ingredients of that offence include presenting false document to public institution with the intention of misleading that institution to believe that said document is genuine and is from lawful authority.

Mr Ahmad added that section 364 of Penal Code stipulated a fourteen year jail term for such offence with imprisonment or both imprisonment and fine.

Barr. Abdulaziz Adamu Ahmad

He described Magaji’s act as “Illegal and embarrassing’ that shall not be sweep under the carpet.

The legal practitioner suggested that the matter should be forwarded to police for thorough investigation.

What law says on forgery

Section 362 (A) of penal code defined forgery as “A person is said to make a false document – who is dishonestly or fraudulently makes, signs, seals, or execute a document or part of a document or mark denoting the execution with the intention of causing it to be believed that such document or part of a document was made, signed, sealed or executed or at a time which he knows that it was not made, signed, sealed or executed.”

Also section 364 of the same penal code said “Whoever committs forgery shall be punished with imprisonment for a term, which may extend to fourteen years or with fine or with both.”

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