Police Arrest 938 Suspected Thugs In Kano
No fewer than 938 suspected political thugs, drug sellers and addicts have been arrested by the police in Kano state within one week.
The PPRO Kano police command, DSP Abdullahi Haruna who confirmed the arrest, said 851 of the suspects had been charged to court for prosecution while 87 others are still under investigation.
Haruna said the suspects were arrested at various locations across the state during special raid of criminal hideouts by the police.
He said the raid was aimed at ridding the state of criminal elements to pave way for a peaceful conduct of the forthcoming general elections.
He said the suspects were arrested within the last one week following the assumption of office of the current commissioner of police, Mohammed Wakili.
The police spokesman revealed that about 130 parcels and over 11, 000 wraps of substance suspected to be Indian hemp have been recovered from the suspects besides other intoxicants including refanol, diazepam, and rubber solution among others.
He disclosed that the commissioner’s resolve for onslaught on drug sales and abuse in the state was predicated on the understanding that most criminals take drugs before they commit any crime.
“Since the arrival of the current Commissioner of Police, he has been very tough about the issue of political thuggery and those abusing drug that is why you see the police always looking for them.
He keeps saying that most of these offences are related to drugs.
“When we conducted an investigation here in the command we found out that most of the suspects before they commit any offence they must take drugs that is why he is always serious about the issue of drugs, and the assumption of the command is that if we can rid the state of this drug abuse, we can then eliminate other crimes” He said.
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