Kano Police command arrests 2 on counts of trafficking

The Commissioner of Police Kano State command has arrested two individuals on counts of trafficking to Saudi Arabia

The Commissioner of Police Kano State command has arrested two individuals on counts of trafficking to Saudi Arabia. The culprits previously contacted the force with complaints of thier wives being used as accomplices in trafficking. The force have accordingly urged Residents to be wary of accepting loose Money and travel visa offers to Avoid falling Victim of High-Risks crimes in foreign countries.

Auwal Ishaq of Kawo Quarters and Idris Sani Suleiman of Medile Quarters, Kano, jointly reported to police on July 11, 2023, that they were contacted in June 2023 by one Hajiya Sharifat Abdullahi of Kuregen Sani Hotoro, Kano.


The men urged the authorities to allow their wives to travel via Lagos Airport Terminal through international routes. At the initial complaint, Auwal Ishaq claimed that he paid the sum of six million Naira (N6,000,000:00) to his two wives, Binta Nasidi and Zulaihat Ahmed Adam.

Meanwhile, Idris Sani Suleiman also claimed to have paid three million nairas (N3,000,000:00) to his wife Rashida Abdullahi in agreement to travel together to perform Pilgrimage rites with the arrangement that they will convey some undisclosed substance from their link at Lagos Airport and to deliver the substance to someone at the airport in Saudi Arabia.

Both Complainants raised their concerns to the police. According to the complaints, they stated that since they departed from Nigeria, they have lost contact with them, and all efforts to reach them proved abortive.

On July 11, 2023, however, Auwal came back to the police with disturbing information he received through a phone call from one out of two of his wives that after the completion of the year’s Hajj Operational activities, they were all arrested by the Saudi Arabian Authority for offences of trafficking in substance suspected to be Cocaine.

Police Investigation by the Command led to the arrest of the Principal suspect, Hajiya Sharifat Abdullahi, 55 years old, a resident of Kureken Sani Quarters Kumbotso LGA Kano State, who confessed that the complainants, Auwal Ishaq and Idris Sani Suleiman were part of the arrangement.

They know that their wives will be couriers of the undisclosed contents. They had to deliver these contents to a lady at the Airport in Saudi Arabia.


The two wives of Auwal would get one million nairas (N1,000,000:00) each when they were back after successful delivery. Meanwhile, the conspirators also promised Idris Sani one Hundred and fifty thousand Naira (150,000:00) payment to him for playing a middleman role who already lied and, in a deceitful manner, claimed to be the husband of Rashidat Abdullahi.

Sharifat also confessed to having conspired with Idris Sani Suleiman in recruiting people for the Kano base cartel of human/drug trafficking businesses. Consequently, the two initial Complainants were culprits and accomplices in crime. The Kano state police command arrested the two people.

Meanwhile, the state police command has transferred the case to the state office of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) to complete the investigation.

On this note, the Commissioner of Police, Kano State Command, CP Mohammed Usaini Gumel, is cautioning Kano State residents to be wary of loose monies and travelling documents offers. He further advised all residents to always contact appropriate authorities for enquiries to avoid falling victim to high Crimes in foreign countries, such as trafficking, especially in illicit drugs or related activities with life-threatening consequences.

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