The Nigerian Police Force (NPF) Kano State Command has arrested six persons for allegedly chanting provocative slogans against Aminu Ado Bayero, the Emir of Kano.
The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Mohammed Usaini Gumel, disclosed this while addressing journalists at the Press Centre in Kano on Monday, August 14, 2023.
The youths were said to have gathered themselves chanting provocative slogans and insults when the Emir was in a programme with the Kano State Governor, Abba Kabir Yusuf, at the Hasiya Bayero Pediatric Hospital located behind the palace.
The crowd was chanting unfriendly slogans, calling on the governor to sack the emir. They said: “New governor, new emir,” insisting that Governor Yusuf should replace him with new person.
The state Police Commissioner confirmed that new technology was used to identify those involved as well as to unmask their sponsors.
“The group of people was not invited to the event. They were intruders who came on their own, and they must have been sponsored by somebody or a group of persons.
“Six persons have been identified. We used technology to track them down. We are still analysing the video footage, and we are making efforts to arrest all those involved. We are also making efforts to get the sponsors.
“Traditional institution is a respectable one, and anybody who messes around with the traditional institution is an enemy of the people.”
On his hundred days in office, Gumel hinted that so far, 100 repented criminals have surrendered themselves and their weapons to the police since he assumed duty as the state commissioner of police.
He said most of the unrepentant ones had left the state, while the repentant ones are helping the police to track others down to their hideouts.
“Actually, we launched a manhunt for three notorious criminals and placed N100,000 bounties each on their heads. One of the three criminals volunteered himself to the police headquarters.
“He said he did not want me to waste my N100,000. That was why he made himself available. He admitted all the allegations against him, and said he has been looking for an opportunity to turn away from crime, and that he wants to be a responsible citizen.
“We have placed him on observation, and he is now working with the police to track down Yan Daba (criminals). We are still working on getting the remaining two arrested. We will surely get them arrested and parade them before the public,” the commissioner said.