Man arrested with army uniform, gun in Kano | Dailytrust

Man arrested with army uniform, gun in Kano

A suspect, whose name is yet to be revealed, has been arrested in Kano State with Army uniform, a rifle and ammunition.
It was gathered that the suspect had been disguising as an army officer, with the name tag M.A Ibrahim to extort money from people along the popular BUK road in the state metropolis.
An eyewitness, who didn’t mention his name, said the suspect was living at Danbare area of BUK, and had been telling people that he was a captain in the Nigerian Army.
It was learnt that the suspect was arrested after he forcefully secured the release of his girlfriend, who was arrested by Hisbah officials. He was said to have shot into the air at the Hisbah office and freed her.
The eyewitness said, “You know Hisbah officials come here to arrest ladies that come to take drugs and do other indecent things. So they arrested his girlfriend and took her to their office. When he got to the Hisbah office here in Danbere, he fired shots into the air more than three times and went away with her.
“We then reported to the police and the army here in Janguza barracks. When we sent them his pictures, they realized that he is not an army officer and directed that whenever we see him we should call them. When we saw his car parked at one filling station, we immediately called them and they arrested him,” the eyewitness said.
He said although the suspect was not arrested in his car, a gun and army uniform were found in his car.
Efforts to reach the army spokesman in Kano to comment on the matter was not successful, as his phone number was not reachable as at the time of filing this report.
However, the spokesman for the police in the state, SP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, said he learnt about the case but the suspect had not been handed over to the police.
He promised to get back to our reporter with more details.

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