Two Arrested In Kano For Allegedly Suppling Fuel To Bandits

Two Arrested In Kano For Allegedly Suppling Fuel To Bandits

By Ibrahim Ismail, Kano 

Kano state police command has arrested and paraded two people that are suspected to have served as suppliers of fuel to bandits in Kano metropolis. 

The public relation officer of the command, Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, made this available to the press in Kano.


He stated that, Policemen led by CSP Abubakar Hamma while on intelligence-led patrol at Fagge local government area of the state, intercepted two J5 Motor Vehicles loaded with food stuffs. 

On stop and search, five jerri cans of 25 liters each filled with PMS concealed inside an empty sack of sugar were recovered from one of the vehicles.

Similarly, two suspects were arrested namely, one Musbahu Rabi’u, 31 years old and the driver of the J5 Motor vehicle, one Jamilu Abdullahi, 37 years old both of Jibiya, Katsina state. 

On preliminary investigation, Jamilu confessed that, he once came to Kano from Katsina and bought PMS in jerricans and transported it to Jibiya, Katsina state where he sold it at higher rate. He also confessed that, he was arrested while trying to transport the PMS for the second time. 

The Kano state police Commissioner  has ordered for discreet investigation, after which the suspect will be charged to court upon completion of investigation. 

The state police Commissioner, CP Sama’ila Shu’aibu Dikko, urge the good people of the state to be watchful over their immediate environment and report any suspicion and incidences to the nearest Police station. 

He also called on petroleum filling station operators in the state to desist from selling PMS to unknown buyers in large quantities in jerry cans and report any suspicious buyers to the nearest police station. 

Rigorous patrol and raids of criminal hideouts and black spots will continue throughout the State, and the Command will sustain the tempo in ensuring safety of lives and properties, the police command had revealed.