The Police in Kano have apprehended two suspects who specialise in stealing mobile phones with dangerous weapons from passengers, disguising themselves as tricycle riders.
This is contained in a statement by the Public Relations Officer of the Kano State Police Command, SP Abdullahi Haruna, and issued to newsmen on Tuesday.
He said the duo, Mohammed Jidda (20) and Adamu Sulaiman (22), all of Brigade Quarters, Kano, were currently being detained at the Bompai Police headquarters for forcefully snatching phones of Kano residents while posing as commercial tricycle riders.
Haruna explained that the suspected criminals were arrested by a team of Operation Puff Adder despatched by the Commissioner of Police, Sama’ila Dikko.
According to him, three stolen mobile phones were recovered from them.
“The suspects were nabbed after reports were received that, a syndicate of thieves, disguised as tricycle operators, snatched mobile phones of unsuspecting passengers at State Road, Tukur Road, and Zaria Road Kano, using a tricycle with KAROTA Number KBY 0126.
“On receipt of the reports, the CP, Sama’ila Shu’aibu Dikko, raised and instructed a team of Operation Puff Adder, led by CSP Bashir Musa Gwadabe, to trace and arrest the culprits.