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The Kano State Police Command said Wednesday that it arrested no fewer than 259 suspected kidnappers, armed robbers and others in and out of the state.

This was also how he says he intercepted 1,950 boxes of Dangote brand indomie noodles destined for the Benue state palliative labeled CA-COVID -19 worth more than N4 million diverted and sold to the state.

Police Commissioner CP Habu Sani revealed this while parading the suspects at the Bompai police headquarters in Kano on Wednesday.

CP Sani said the arrest of the suspects was made in the past six weeks for various crimes and offenses in the state.

According to him, “the command in the last six weeks arrested two hundred and fifty-nine (259) suspects for various crimes committed within and outside the state.

“We arrested 45 armed robbery suspects and eight kidnapping suspects, 14 motor vehicle thieves, seven tricycle thieves and fourteen motorcycle thieves.

Other arrested include eight drug dealers, twenty-eight con artists and 146 thugs.

“We also rescued four victims of solitary confinement, four victims of kidnapping and one victim of kidnapping.

“The Police Command recovered 10 rifles, including an AK-47 rifle, two English pistols, four locally made pistols, three locally made pistols and seventy-nine live ammunition and cartridges.

“Thirteen motor vehicles, seven tricycles and nine motorcycles, 914 packages of dried leaves suspected of being Indian hemp, three drums each containing 25 liters of liquid substance suspected of sucking and dying and four (4) boxes of rubber solution.

“Other items recovered 200 boxes of suspected counterfeit COLD CAP drugs without the NAFDAC number valued at 4 million naira, 150 boxes of expired Coca Cola drinks valued at 150,000 naira and 1,958 boxes of Dangote brand indomie noodles destined for the state palliative of Benue labeled CA-COVID – 19 worth more than 4 million naira diverted and sold, ”said CP Sani.

Meanwhile, when questioning Yusuf Abdullahi (30-year-old) who was parading in connection with the deviant brand indomie, he allegedly said that the palliative beneficiaries sold them to him to monetize the items or give them a bag of rice instead of the indomie.

Abdullahi, a Benue-based rice seller, said he was arrested at the invitation of his client, to whom he resold the items at Singer Market, Sabon Gari, in Kano state.

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