Kano Police Command has arrested a dismissed sergeant and three others accused of armed robbery at the residence of the Deputy Governor of Jigawa State, Ibrahim Hassan-Hadejia.
The Public Relations officer, Magaji Majia, while addressing newsmen on Tuesday, said the accused attacked policemen on duty and confiscated one AK47 rifle, BMW motor vehicle and unspecified amount of money.
Mr Majia, however, said the all the stolen items have been recovered at the suspects’ hideout.
He said: “On March 18, at about 21:30 hours an information via a good Samaritan was intercepted at Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, Kano that armed robbers with dangerous weapons attacked a guest house belonging to the Deputy Governor of Jigawa state where they attacked policemen on guard duty, confiscated one police AK47 rifle No.26594 loaded with 30 rounds of live ammunition, a BMW motor vehicle, valued at 11,000,000 and unspecified amount of money.
“In the cause of the investigation, it was revealed that one Sani Danjuma, a dismissed sergeant of the Nigeria Police attached to Jigawa command, who did a guard duty in the residence while in the service, criminally conspired with Nura Ahmed, Abdullahi Ahmed and Uzairu alias Babayo all of Sultan road, Nassarawa GRA, Kano.
“They all confessed to have partook in the crime and led detectives to their hideout where the said AK47 rifle loaded with 30 rounds of live ammunition, the BMW motor vehicle one cutlass and knives were recovered,” he said.
Mr Majia added that investigation is in progress to recover the syndicate’s remaining operational arms and arraign them before a competent court.