Police Command in Kano State has arrested one Hamisu Ibrahim, 55, of Sharada quarters, Kano, who specialised in fabrication and selling of vehicles’ master keys to criminals.
The command’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Abdullahi Haruna-Kuyawa, said in a statement on Sunday in Kano that 29 different master keys were found in his possession.
He said that Ibrahim was arrested during an investigation on alleged car theft by one Ibrahim Usman, 34, of Zaria, Kaduna State.
According to him, Usman was arrested by the police while on routine patrol on BUK road, with a white Toyota Hilux car.
“On preliminary investigation, the suspect confessed to having stolen the said Toyota Hilux vehicle at Madobi road, Kumbotso Local Government Area of Kano State.
“The suspect belongs to a notorious syndicate that specialised in car theft by removing motor vehicles from where they were parked using master key.
“He was previously arrested for the same offence and charged to court,” he said.
Haruna-Kuyawa further revealed that the arrest and investigation led to the recovery of the following number plates.
“BSA-272 AA; JJN-782 PQ; BUU-964 AA; AE 560-BNK; AA 955-BNK; AE 485-KKU; AE 871-DRA; DC 360-FST and AAA-328 DW.
“Anyone whose vehicle was stolen and discover its number plate above, should report at the Public Relations Department, Kano State Police Headquarters, Bampai, Kano,” he said.(NACAN describes Owo church killing as wicked, barbaric
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has described the killing of worshippers at St. Francis Catholic Church, Owo, Ondo State, on Sunday as barbaric and wicked.
Rev. Anselm Ologunwa, the Chairman of CAN in the state, in a statement on Sunday in Akure, condemned the attack.
“The killing of some innocent souls in the name of whichever guise is the highest criminality everybody should rise up and condemn in our society.
“How can some people just wake up from nowhere and decide to kill their fellow men unjustly without any recourse to the judgement of God,” he said.
Ologunwa called on the government to address the security challenges confronting the country.
According to him, “nowhere is safe in Nigeria with the recent kidnapping of Prelate of the Methodist Church and two others on the road, the train attack and on the air and now inside the church of God.”
The CAN Chairman noted that the day was the feast of the Pentecost Sunday in the history of the Catholic Church, assuring the people that the Holy Spirit of God would definitely fight for those that were killed in the incident.
Ologunwa called on the state government and security agencies to as a matter of urgency go after the perpetrators of the heinous act and bring them to justice.
The chairman condoled with families of the victims, the Catholic Community and the entire state, and prayed to God to give them the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
He assured that CAN, would continue to promote religious harmony and equal opportunities for all in the state without discrimination.
The CAN chairman admonished the people of the state to complement Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu’s efforts on security, charging them to be security conscious at all times.