Kano State Police Command has arrested two suspected armed robbers who disguised in military uniform to rob travellers along Kano-Maiduguri road.
Addressing a news conference, the Police Public Relations Officer, Magaji Majia, said the suspects had confessed to executing many armed robbery attacks around all the entry and exit points of Kano State.
Mr Majia disclosed that items recovered from the suspects includes a Honda Accord car valued at over one million Naira, $14,900 and two iPhone phones valued at over 300,000 Naira.
The command also confirmed that a team of Police officers have been deployed to arrest the accomplices of the suspects, as those in custody would be charged to court for armed robbery.
Recently, in a bid to alleviate indiscipline and other forms of criminal activities, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Solomon Arase tasked the force to adopt new strategies to deal with the current realities, stressing that the days of senior officers staying all through in the office without going to the field were over.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC, has secured an order of the Federal High Court, Kano for forfeiture of the properties of a banker, one Yagana Ibrahim Bukar a.k.a Aisha Shettima Noor.
By the order, dated October 3, 2014, the properties of the accused person which are believed to be proceeds of crime are to be forfeited to the Federal Government of Nigeria.
The assets include various sums of money stashed in three different bank accounts, a Honda Accord car with registration No. BD 496 NSR, a Toyota Matrix Car with registration No. FGE 122 AE and a Shop with goods situated at Badawa Layout, Kano.
The forfeiture order followed the refusal of the accused who is being prosecuted on two separate criminal charges bordering on money laundering, stealing and obtaining by false pretence, to present herself for trial after she was granted bail upon arraignment.
Banker, Yagana, is alleged to have forged various personal and official documents which she used in withdrawing huge sums of money from an Azman Oil and Gas Limited account domiciled with one of the new generation banks in Kano, while being the Account Officer of the company in 2013.