Police arrest ex-convict for burglary and theft in Kano, recover 32 stolen phones
Kano State Police Command arrested Umar Salisu (24 years old) for burglary, theft, and other charges.
SP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa (spokesperson for the command) stated that 32 mobile phones were recovered from the suspect in a statement dated Thursday, July 7.
“On the 22/06/2022 around 0800hrs, a report was received by a resident from Tudun Murtala Quarters in Nassarawa LGA Kano State stating that he left his shop, where he used to repair and sell mobile phones, and that he returned to the shop the next day in the early hours of the morning to find that an unknown hoodlum (or more) had broken into his shop and stolen more than forty (40), Mobile Phones belonging his customers,” read the statement.
“On receipt of the complaint, the Commissioner of Police, Kano State Command, CP Sama’ila Shu’aibu Dikko, is raised and instructed a team of Detectives led by SP Abubakar Abdulmalik, Divisional Police Officer (DPO) Zango Division to trace and arrest the perpetrator(s). The team immediately swung into action.
“Sustained efforts coupled with intelligence-led follow-up resulted in the arrest of the principal suspect, Umar Salisu, ‘m’, 24 years old, of Tudun Murtala Quarters Kano. Thirty-two of the stolen Mobile Phones were recovered from him. Two other suspects were arrested for buying thirteen (13) of the stolen Mobile Phones from the suspect, in an effort for more recoveries.
“On investigation, the suspect confessed that he singlehandedly went to the shop on 22/06/2022 at about 0200hrs, use an iron, broke the door, and stole away many Mobile Phones in a bag.
“He further confessed that he was arrested two years ago for theft of ten (10) Mobile Phones, charged to court, and sentenced to two years in the correctional center without an option of a fine, where he served for the period and was recently released. He begged not to be charged to the same court because the Magistrate warned him.
“Discreet investigation is in progress, and the Commissioner of Police directed that the principal suspect be charged to the same court he was charged before for prosecution.”
The CP commended the effort of the Police Officers that participated in the investigation and further reiterates that criminals will have no hiding place in Kano State.