Police rescue village head, others in Kano

By Kolade Adeyemi, Kano

Police operatives in Kano have rescued the village head of Jirgwai in Madobi local government area, Alhaji Inusa Idris and other 27 abducted persons in the state.

Spokesman of Kano state Police Command, DSP Haruna Abdullahi, stated this on Thursday.

DSP Abdullahi, who briefed reporters at the Bompai Headquarters of the state Police Command, said the operatives also arrested 11 suspected kidnappers.

According to him, 15 armed robbers were also arrested by the Command.

He also hinted that one Prof. Solomon Musa Tarfa of No 15 Iroko Avenue, Normansland was also arrested for allegedly operating an illegal Orphanage Home.

He said 19 children were rescued from the home while further investigation led to the rescue of eight more children at a sister-orphanage home in Kaduna state.

According to him: “On 25 December, 2019, credible Information available at the Command’s disposal revealed that one Prof. Solomon Musa Tarfa of number 15 Iroko Avenue, Normansland, Kano operates an Orphanage Home named Du Mercy Children Development Ministry without lawful authority.

“He used the orphanage home to house children of both sexes reasonably believed to be abducted. Based on that information, the Command Teams of Operation Puff-Adder were detailed for intelligence-led operation.

“He was arrested and 19 children were found under his control or possession. Investigation was extended to the sister Orphanage home located at No 6 Favour Close, Narayi High Cot Kaduna and eight more children were found.”

He added: “The wife of the principal suspect, one Mrs. Mercy Tarfa now at large is in active connivance with her husband to commit the heinous crime where she participated fully in sourcing the children through unlawful means.

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“Further investigation into the case reveals that one Dr. Chidi Christopher Nwoye also at large, a Medical Doctor with Assumpta Clinic, Normansland, Kano aid and facilitated the procuring of pregnant women, gave them the necessary medical care/attention and after given birth, he then collects and hand over the children to the principal suspect, Prof. Solomon Musa Tarfa. Investigation is in progress.”

Abdullahi went on: “Three notorious kidnappers/ armed robbery suspects led by their gang leader, Murtala Sani who terrorizes part of Kano, Kaduna and Katsina states were trailed with technical support and were arrested.”

“A syndicate of five suspected armed robbers was also busted. Suspects were trailed and arrested after a complaint of an armed robbery was lodged by one Alhaji Yusuf Hassan of Ta’udu village, Rano Local Government Area, Kano.

“Suspects were arrested at different locations within the state. Suspects confessed to have entered the house of the complainant, injured him and robbed him the sum of N2, 050, 000.00.

“They confessed to the crime and also confessed to have robbed a Chinese nationalist last year.”

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