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Fleeing Kano kidnap, murder suspect in police net

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The Kano State Police Command on Wednesday said it had recorded a breakthrough in its operations following the arrest of a fleeing murder suspect, identified as Ismail Rabiu otherwise knowna a Risi.

The police command’s spokesman, S P Abdullahi Haruna, who made the disclosure in a statement made available to on Wednesday, said, “The Kano State Police Command is pleased to announce a significant development in the ongoing investigation into the heinous kidnapping and murder case that occurred on 08/02/2024 at about 1100hrs, at Hotoron Fulani Quarters, Kano.”

“The CP urged everyone to remain vigilant and promptly report any suspicious activity to the nearest police formation or through the following Kano State Police Command emergency contact numbers:-  08032419754, 08123821575, 09029292926.

“After in-depth investigations and relentless efforts, the command has successfully apprehended the fleeing suspect, Ismail Rabiu, ‘m’, a.k.a. Risi, believed to be the mastermind involved in this despicable crime.”

According to the statement, on February 12, 2024, the prime suspect, Ismail Adamu, aged 22 years old, ‘m’, of Mariri Quarters was arrested in connection with the kidnapping and subsequent tragic murder of one Abdullahi Sani, aged 14 years old, ‘m’, of Hotoron Fulani Quarters Kano.

“During investigation, the suspect identified the said Ismail Rabiu (a.k.a. Risi) as his accomplice in the commission of the crime. Both the suspects confessed to the crime and will be charged to court on completion of investigations.”

The Commissioner of Police, Usaini Mohammed Gumel, was said to have reiterated the unwavering commitment of the command to protect the lives and property of the residents of Kano State.

He was quoted to have assured the residents that such criminal activities would not be tolerated, adding that the law would take its due course to ensure that justice prevails.

“The Commissioner of Police appreciates the good people of the state for their support, cooperation, and understanding.”

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