KANO State police command has arrested a 28-year- old woman, Mrs Joy Akule who stabbed her biological son in the stomach in an attempt to divide the boy into two so that she and her estranged husband could each take a part, just as the command also nabbed two middle-aged men for allegedly raping a six and four- year- old girl.
The command has also arrested two fake policemen who specialised in stolen motorbikes, while 17 policemen, comprising six Inspectors, three Sergeants and five Constables have been arrested by the command for various disciplinary offences such as extortion at road blocks,
Disclosing this on Saturday in Kano while addressing a press conference, the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris said Mrs Akule admitted her guilt by confessing that she stabbed her son in order to cut off any relationship with her ex-husband who is the father of the boy.
This is just as the woman disclosed that her intention was to cut the boy into two equal half so as to share the body equally with Mr. Thomas Akule,(her husband) since he has refused to give her the custody of the child.
Mr. Idris who also disclosed that one Abubakar Ya’u,a 20-year-old of Ladan village in Minjibir local government lured a six-year- old girl into his room and raped the innocent girl, while another man, Ismaila Jibrin lured a four-year-old girl into his room in the abscence of her parent and raped her.
According to him, the two who are now in police custody had confessed while doctor’s report also confirmed that they committed the offence. The Commissioner of Police, however, added that the duo have been charged to court for prosecution.
Speaking further, Mr. Idris confirmed the arrest of one Taofeek Adekunle who operated an illegal banking service to defraud no fewer than 328 ‘customers’ to the tune of N5.5 million.
He hinted that the illegal bank operator deceived his victims by asking them to deposit 20 per cent of the credit facility before he would disburse the loan, noting that after collecting the percentages, transaction would stop and he would not disburse the loan as promised.
He, however, disclosed that the fraudster had in the past disbursed loan to some fortunate members of the public and this was what spurred some other people to become his victims.
Mr. Idris said that in order to ensure safety of lives and property during the ongoing Ramadan fasting period, the command held series of meeting with Ulamas , Muslims communities and religion leaders on safety methods to adopt during the period.
He said the command advised the people to erect barricades where applicable and not to allow people with bags, parcel, packages and containers into the mosques or its vicinities.
The CP then gave out phone numbers to contact in case of emergencies. The numbers were 08032419754, 08123821575, 08031803555, 064977004, 064977005,or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.