In Kano, police arrested a phoney soldier for extortion.


The Kano State Police Command has arrested Chidera Anuna, a phoney soldier, for extortion.

The suspect belongs to a syndicate that specialises in extorting individuals in the state, according to the command's spokesperson, SP Abdullahi Kiyawa, who revealed this in a statement on Wednesday, June 8.

"Between 01/03/2022 and 30/03/2022, reports were received that a syndicate of two used to parade themselves as soldiers, robbed and extort money and other valuables from individuals at night hours within the Sabon Gari Area of Kano State," the statement read.

"Furthermore, on the 30th of March, 2022, one Joseph Ifeanyi Usalo,'m' of Kofar Ruwa Market Kano complained that the same syndicate, led by one Miracle Nnamoko,'m', and one other dressed in military camouflage, went to his shop in Kofar Ruwa Market, intimidated and forced him to transfer the sum of 20,000 Naira (N20,000:00) into Miracle Nnamoko's bank account

Following receipt of the reports, CP Sama'ila Shu'aibu Dikko, fsi, Commissioner of Police, Kano State Command, raised and instructed a team of Operation Puff Adder commanded by CSP Alhaji Ado Salisu to conduct continuous intelligence-driven Surveillance Operations in the area.

Miracle Nnamoko,'m', of Belatus Road, Sabon Gari Quarters Kano, was arrested on April 8, 2022. He admitted to the crime and named Chidera Anune,'m,' the camouflage's owner, as his collaborator. He was investigated and charged with prosection at Magistrate Court Number 64 Ungogo. 

The search for Chidera, on the other hand, is ongoing. Chidera Anuna,'m', was detained at Sabon Gari Quarters Kano on May 31, 2012, by troops from 455 Base Services Group, 

Nigerian Air Force Kano, dressed in suspected military camouflage and handed over to Kano State Police Command. Chidera was discovered in possession of two iPhones and an Infinix phone that had been robbed during the investigation.

He also admitted to the act and stated that he is not a military officer nor a member of the security forces. Following the conclusion of the inquiry, the suspect will be charged in court."

Meanwhile, CP Sama'ila Shu'aibu Dikko, the Commissioner of Police for Kano State Command, has warned that criminals will have no place to hide in Kano State.


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