The Kano State police command has smashed a notorious criminal syndicate led by a 47-year-old old woman, Hauwa Mustapha, an ex-convict.
DSP Abdoullahi Haruna, spokesperson of the command, disclosed this in a statement during the weekend.
He said the suspects specialise in car-snatching and breaking into shops.
“On the 19/01/2021 at about 0330hrs, team of Operation Puff Adder led CSP Alabi Lateef while on intelligence-led patrol along Zaria Road Kano arrested one Hauwa Mustapha, ‘f’, 47 years old, of Naibawa Quarters, Kano and one Auwalu Ibrahim, ‘m’, 28 years, of Brigade Quarters Kano, while driving a Motor Vehicle Honda Accord, Ash in colour, moving in a suspicious manner,” Haruna said.
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“Upon search, breaking implements were found concealed inside the vehicle. The suspects confessed to have conspired with two others now at large, broke a stationary parked vehicle along Mariri Quarters Kano and stole eight cartons of Swan Bottle Water. All the suspects confessed committing the crime and also confessed to be ex-convicts. Investigation is in progress,” he added.