The Police in Kano State have arrested 17 suspects for alleged theft.
The spokesman of the Kano Police Command, DSP Abdullahi Haruna, made this recognized in an announcement on Tuesday in Kano, NAN stories.
Haruna mentioned that 12 theft suspects (title withheld) had been arrested at Sabon Gari, Sharada and Sauna areas of Kano metropolis.
He added that the suspects focus on cellphone snatching and terrorizing individuals within the affected areas.
He mentioned the Police has recovered harmful weapons from the suspects.
The spokesman additional said that the command additionally arrested a 19-year-old swindler for defrauding two businessmen, Auwalu Abdulmalik and Buhari Yusuf of N330,000.
“A staff of detectives trailed the suspect to Kano, Abuja and Lagos earlier than he was arrested at Kankia in Katsina State.
“On Oct. 3, 2020, at about 1700hrs, one Abdulsalam Isah of Gwagwarwa Quarters in Kano, reported that an unknown particular person stole his Samsung Galaxy T5 professional handset valued at N180,000.00.
“On Oct. 5, 2020, the suspect used the SIM card of the stolen cellphone and withdrew N330,000 from his account.
“A staff of Operation Puff Adder arrested the suspects, and recovered the stolen cellphone from the suspect whereas an investigation continues to be ongoing,’’ he mentioned.