Police arrest suspected Kuje escapee in Kano State


The Kano state Police Command, has confirmed that it had arrested one Abubakar Mohammed Sadiq believed to be a suspected escapee from Kuje prison break in the state.

According to a statement made available to journalists on Friday by the spokesman of the Police Command, SP Abdullahi Kiyawa, the suspect was arrested at Rangaza Quarters, Ungogo Local Government Area of Kano State.

He said the arrest on September 23 followed credible information, coupled with sustained intelligence gathering. According to the statement, Sadiq was caught by a team of Operation Restore Peace, attached to the Command’s Criminal Investigation Department.

The statement reads in part, “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.

“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”.

The statement further revealed the suspected escapee has since been handed over to the Nigeria Correctional Service, Kano State Command.

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