Kano State Police Command has debunked rumours of the alleged transfer of the Commissioner of Police, CP, Muhammad Wakili.
A statement issued by the command’s spokesman, DSP Abdullahi Haruna, on Wednesday insisted that, “The Kano CP is still in Kano,” and pleaded with members of the public to ignore the rumour, which he described as the handiwork of mischief makers.
He assured that the command would not be distracted from carrying out its duties by such rumours.
Haruna also disclosed that the police have arrested three persons suspected of buying permanent voter cards, PVCs, from illegible voters in areas where the rerun of the governorship election has been scheduled to hold.
He named the suspects as Sa’adatu Isma’il, 39, of Brigade Quarters, Kano, and Halima Abba, 55, of Tal’udu Quarters, who were arrested on Tuesday at about 8:00pm based on information that they were purchasing PVCs from voters at Gama Quarters in Nasarawa Local Government area of the state.
According to him, eight PVCs were recovered from them with the cash sum of 10,000. Meanwhile, they were said to have bought each PVC for N5,000 and above.
DSP Haruna also said that on March 13, at about 10:00a.m one Mukhtar Shu’aibu of Dandishe Quarters, Kano, was arrested for buying PVCs within the area adding, “He confessed to have purchased two PVCs at the sum of N3,000 each.”
Haruna also said that on the same March 13 at about 10:00am, two other suspects were arrested at Gama Quarters, Kano, moving about with a view to buy PVCs, adding that they were rescued from a mob, who were about to lynch them.
The Police spokesman admonished the people to desist from buying and selling of Permanent Voter Cards as it was an offence Punishable under the Electoral Act.
“Any person found to be engaging in the act should be promptly reported to the nearest Police station for arrest, investigation and prosecution accordingly,” he said
In another development, Haruna said the police have arrested one Emeka Stanley of Sabon Gari Quarters, Kano, suspected of dealing in, and distributing rubber solution used as hard drug mostly by youths.
According to him, 28 rolls and 14 cartons of the said rubber solution were recovered at the suspect’s residence and shop located inside Sabon Gari Market, Kano.
He said that the suspect had confessed to supplying the substance for distribution in Katsina State and Niger Republic adding that investigation was ongoing and all the suspects would be charged to court soon.