Operatives of the Nigeria Police Force in Kano State have arrested a female drug pusher, Ladi Peter.
Peter was reportedly arrested when a team of officers burst a drug cartel at Kwanar Dangora, in Kiru Local Government Area of the state.
In a statement issued on Sunday, the State Police Command Public Relations Officer, SP Abdullahi Kiyawa, recalled that on the 18th of July 2023, at about 8:00 pm, a team of Policemen, while on Highway Surveillance Patrol along Kwanar Dangora, intercepted a Golf series 3 model motor vehicle on reasonable suspicion of the vehicle being recklessly driven.
“In a quick reaction by the team, the driver was pursued while trying to escape arrest, lost driving control of the motor vehicle and the vehicle eventually somersaulted.
“The driver was then pursued and arrested, with seven bags of dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp recovered.
“The Commissioner of Police ordered additional vigilance for more arrests and conducting discreet investigations to get to the supply chain.
“Consequent upon compliance with the directive, sustained follow-up was intensified, coupled with community partnership and intelligence-led operations, including technical support.
“Positive results of these police actions led to success on 4th August 2023 where the principal suspect, one Ladi Peter, a 47-year old female of Angwa Kudandan Nassarawa, in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State, was arrested in her residence,” the statement reads.
Kiyawa added that a total of 61 bags of compressed dried leaves suspected to be Indian Hemp were recovered from the female drug pusher.
Other exhibits recovered from the operation include two sets of military uniforms, red berets, sets of shin guards and a desert boot.
“Further to that, the accomplices, Umar Saleh, 38 years old of Unguwan Dosa, Kaduna North Local Government Area and Ahmad Naheed, 36 years old of Nassarawa Chikun Local Government Area, Kaduna State, were arrested, and all the suspects confessed to the crime,” the statement added.
According to Kiyawa, the State Commissioner of Police, Mohammad Gumel, has since directed the case to be transferred to the state office of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Kano, for further investigation.”
CP Gumel has strongly warned that criminals will no longer have a hiding place in the state. He warned that the command was embarking on rigorous patrol, raids of criminal hideouts, and black spots across the state.
“We will sustain the tempo until the security and safety of the good people of the state are guaranteed in our area of supervision.
“We are soliciting more working support from residents to volunteer credible information that could aid in apprehending men of the underworld in the state,” he said.