Kano Tricycle operators strike action, 40 persons in police net over alleged acts of criminal conspiracy, mischief, theft and breach of public safety
By Abdulgafar Oladimeji
Kano police command, Monday arrested 40 persons from various parts of Kano metropolitan for allegedly committing criminal conspiracy, breach of public peace, extortion, mischief and theft.
The spokesman , Kano Police command, Dsp Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa told journalists that the suspected persons had hidden under the ongoing strike action embarked by tricycle operators to execute criminal acts.
He alleged that those arrested were miscreants, who conspired at various locations to execute crime under the excuse of observing the strike action.
According to him, “ today Monday, 10th January, we received a report that some miscreants hiding under the pretext of the strike action by tricycle operators had blocked major roads within the ancient city.
“the suspects were armed with club, knifes, and other types of dangerous weapon, they obstruct the flow of traffic and public peace, they also indulged in extortion, theft and arson.
“CP Samaila Dikko swung into action, he immediately dispatched our officers and men to the various scene, the suspects were arrested, similar operation were executed in other parts of the city, culminating into the arrest of 40 suspects.
Kiyawa warned that, though it is a constitutional right to exercise strike action, but it does not warrant the commission to commit any kind of criminal activity under the guise of strike action.
He warned that officers and men of the command are on high alert to deal with any unlawful situation, while urging residents to continue to go about their lawful business in all parts of the state.