Thirteen Edo State indigenes en route Libya were arrested with fake Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) passports in Kano.
This was revealed to Governor Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje by the State Commissioner of Police, Musa Katsina during a special visit to the State Police Command, says Sahara Reporters.
The young suspects from Edo, which include four women and nine men who were paraded before the governor during his inspection tour, confirmed that they were on their way to Libya en route Kano.
The governor expressed shock and dismay at the young and energetic youths conceding to such illegal missions, thereby urging the police Commissioner to do more for the safety and security of the state and the nation in general.
The Police Commissioner while briefing the governor of the command’s achievements and efforts reports that a total number or 1068 cartons of unregistered intoxicating drugs estimated at N600,000,000 were intercepted by the command.
“A large quantity of cocaine powder with estimated value of N2b, 32 bags and 532 parcels of Indian hemp valued at N2.5m were also intercepted by this command,” Mr. Katsina reveals.
In all 45 suspects were arrested, with 8 firearms, 23 motor vehicles, 250 bags of rice, 43 motorcycles, 13 international passports, 41 cows, 12 goats, and 7 sheep were among the things recovered. N13,782,000 were also displayed as exhibits in addition to the properties, animals and drugs recovered.
Governor Ganduje also expressed his dissatisfaction in his speech over the way courts handle criminal cases of such magnitude, lamenting that, “this time around we will look into all these cases. We will collect all their names and will definitely follow the case in courts.”
“Let everyone know that, this government is interested in these cases. anything short of justice will be followed diligently by this administration, ” Governor Ganduje stated.