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POLICE ARREST NOTORIOUS DRUG DEALER AND HIS SYNDICATE IN KANO STATE

The police in Kano State have arrested one Sadam Mu'azu, popularly known as "Badoo," aged 33, of Tukuntawa Quarters in Kano Metropolis, following reports of public outcry by Tukuntawa Quarters Kano and adjoining communities regarding his activities of receiving illicit drugs and cannabis, especially from the Eastern parts of the country, and distributing them to youths, including housewives. Saddam has long been on the wanted list of the Command to curb illicit drugs and related cases in Kano.


The success of the arrest was a result of painstaking surveillance and a community partnership initiative led by the Commissioner of Police, CP Mohammed Usaini Gumel, FIPMA, psc, who instructed dedicated teams of detectives led by the Officer in Charge of Anti Daba Unit of the Command, SP Hussaini Gimba, in conjunction with DPO Sharada Division, CSP Bilyaminu Bello, to ensure the arrest of the suspect and all his associates.


This dedication led to his arrest on April 22, 2024, along with eight other members of his network. Exhibits recovered include eleven parcels of dried leaves suspected to be Indian Hemp, a cutlass, five motorcycles used for sales and distribution, and the sum of one hundred and eleven thousand, five hundred naira (N111,500:00) in different denominations suspected to be proceeds of crime. Meanwhile, all the suspects confessed to their involvement in buying and selling drugs, including Indian Hemp.


Similarly, on April 27, 2024, personnel of the Nigeria Correctional Service attached to Kurmawa Correctional Centre arrested one Hamisu Mamuda, aged 52, of Samegu Quarters, Kumbotso LGA, Kano State, in possession of twelve Nylon bags of Dried Leaves Suspected to be Indian Hemp wrapped in his jacket in an attempt to smuggle it into Kurmawa Correctional Centre with the intent to sell it to inmates. The suspect also confessed to the crime and is currently in custody at the Command's Criminal Investigation Department (CID) for discreet investigation.

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