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Police arrest two fuel suppliers to bandits

The Kano State Police Command says it has arrested two suspected Fuel suppliers to Bandits on their way to Katsina State from Kano with premium motor spirit concealed inside sacks to be delivered to Bandits in Jibiya Katsina State.

The Public relations officer of the Kano Police Command DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa stated this while parading the suspects to journalists in Kano.

He said on 15/10/2021 at about 12:30 hours, a team of Policemen led by CSP Abubakar Hamma while on intelligence-led patrol at Fagge LGA, Kano State intercepted two (2) J5 Motor Vehicles loaded with Food Stuffs.

“On stop and search, five (5) Jerri cans of 25 liters each filled with PMS concealed inside an empty sack of sugar were recovered from one of the vehicles. Similarly, two suspects were arrested namely, one Musbahu Rabi’u, ‘m’, 31 years old, of Jibiya LGA, Katsina State and the driver of the J5 Motor vehicle, one Jamilu Abdullahi, ‘m’, 37 years old of Jibiya, Katsina State”

DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa further explained that on preliminary investigation, Jamilu confessed that, he once came to Kano from Katsina and bought PMS in Jerricans and transported it to Jibiya, Katsina State where he sold it at a higher rate. Also confessed that he was arrested while trying to transport the PMS for the second time.

The Commissioner of Police, Kano State Command has ordered for discreet investigation, after which the suspect will be charged to court upon completion of the investigation.

He also called on Petroleum Filling Station Operators in the State to desist from selling PMS to unknown buyers in large quantities in Jerry cans and report any suspicious buyers to the nearest Police Station.

DSP Kiyawa added that rigorous patrol and raids of criminal hideouts and black spots will continue throughout the State, and the Command will sustain the tempo in ensuring the safety of lives and properties.

Reporting by Abdullahi Jalaluddeen, Editing by Omotola Oguneye