On Friday, the Kano state police command announced that it had detained Abubakar Mohammed Sadiq, whom is allegedly an escapee of the Kuje jail, in the state.
The Police Command’s spokesman, SP Abdullahi Kiyawa, said in a statement made available to The PUNCH on Friday that the suspect was taken into custody in Rangaza Quarters in Kano State’s Ungogo Local Government Area.
He stated that based on reliable information and persistent intelligence collection, Sadiq, 25, of Badarawa Quarters, Kaduna North Local Government, Kaduna State, was apprehended on September 23 at around 6:00 pm.
According to the statement, Sadiq was nabbed by a team of Operation Restore Peace, attached to the Command’s Criminal Investigation Department.
In addition, the statement noted that the state Commissioner of Police, Abubakar Lawan, directed that the suspected escapee be handed over to the Nigeria Correctional Service, Kano State Command.
“In line with the directives of the Inspector-General of Police, IG Alkali Baba Usman, on Community-based Policing and Intelligence-led Policing, Kano State Police Command under the leadership of CP Abubakar Lawal, rejigs its intelligence gathering strategy and Community Policing engagements.
“On 23/09/2022 at about 1800hrs, based on credible information and sustained intelligence gathering, a team of Operation Restore Peace attached to the Command’s Criminal Investigation Department arrested one Abubakar Mohammed Sadiq, ‘m’, 25 years old of Badarawa Quarters, Kaduna North LGA, Kaduna State, a suspected Kuje Correctional Centre escapee. The suspect was arrested at Rangaza Quarters, Ungogo LGA, Kano State. The Commissioner of Police directed that the suspected escapee be handed over to the Nigeria Correctional Service, Kano State Command.
“The Commissioner of Police appreciates the good people of Kano State for their continuous support, encouragement and cooperation. He urged residents to continue to pray for the State, and the Nation and report incidents to the nearest police station and not take laws into their hands. Raids of criminal hideouts and black spots will continue throughout the State, as the Command will sustain the tempo in ensuring a peaceful atmosphere in Kano State,” he said.
”In case of emergencies, the command can be contacted via; 08032419754, 08123821575 or through the “NPF Rescue Me Application” available on the Play Store.