12th November, 2021
DSS busts syndicate trailing people to banks to rob them in Kano
Published By: Kazeem Ugbodaga
By Zubairu Idris
The Department of State Services (DSS), Kano State Command, has arrested three suspected members of a notorious syndicate that specialises in trailing people to banks to rob them after withdrawing money.
The Director, DSS in the State, Alhassan Muhammad, disclosed this while briefing newsmen on Friday in Kano, adding that the criminals had been terrorising the people of the state for the past three years.
He named the suspected ring leaders of the syndicate as, Abubakar Umar, 30, Abubakar Suleiman, 38, and Ya’u Abubakar, 35.
According to him, the suspects were apprehended after they snatched a motorcycle and robbed the owner of N300,000, which the victim had just withdrawn from the bank.
“We got them around Jaen Quarters in Kano metropolitan area, at a house after breaking the motorcycle and stealing the money.
“Our investigation revealed that, for the past three years, these suspects have been operating in Kano, Kaduna, Katsina, Maiduguri and other states,” he said.
Muhammad said that the service had already stationed its officers to ensure that they arrest the remaining members of the syndicate.
He added that the service would hand them over to the police for prosecution after completing investigation.