Police Arrest Kano's Most Wanted, Notorious Drug Dealer 'Badoo', 8 Associates

... 52-yr-old Man Nabbed Attempting to Smuggle Indian Hemp into Correctional Centre 

The Kano State Police Command has finally apprehended most wanted and notorious drug dealer in Kano, 33-year-old Sadam Mu'azu, popularly known as "Badoo". 

Badoo's arrest, alongside eight other members of his network on April 22, was sequel to complaints by members of his Tukuntawa Quarters residence and the adjoining communities. 

He was alleged of receiving and supplying various illicit drugs from the Eastern parts of the country and distributing same to vulnerable individuals, including youths and house wives. 

A statement by the command's Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, disclosed that "Saddam has been in the wanted list of the command for long, to curtail illicit drugs and related cases in Kano".


Recovered from the syndicate were 11 parcels of dried leaves, suspected to be Indian Hemp, a cutlass, five operational motorcycles; the sum of One Hundred and Eleven Thousand, and Five Hundred Naira (N111,500:00), in different denominations, suspected to be proceeds of the gang's criminal activities.

Recounting how the ring was busted, the PPRO attributed it "to painstaking surveillance and community partnership initiative of the Commissioner of Police, CP Mohammed Usaini Gumel, who instructed dedicated teams of detectives, led by the Officer in Charge of Anti-daba Unit of the command, SP Hussaini Gimba, in conjunction with the DPO of Sharada Division, CSP Bilyaminu Bello".

"The CP had given a tall order to the teams to ensure the arrest of Badoo and all his associates", the command's spokesman stated, adding that the suspects have all confessed to the crime. 

In another development, April 27, personnel of the Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS) attached to Kurmawa Correctional Centre arrested one Hamisu Mamuda, 52, of Samegu Quarters, Kumbotso LGA, Kano State in possession of twelve nylon bags of dried leaves, suspected to be Indian Hemp. 

The substance was wrapped in his jacket in an attempt to smuggle it into Kurmawa Correctional Centre with the intent of selling it to the inmates. 

According to the command's PPRO, "the suspect also confessed to the crime and is currently cooling off his feet at the command's Criminal Investigation Department (CID) for discreet investigation", stating further that, at the completion of investigation all the suspects would be charged to court.

The Commissioner of Police, however, appreciated the community partnership team-work for the successes recorded in the arrest and investigation of "Badoo" and his accomplices. He also commended the personnel of Kurmawa Correctional Centre for a job well done, in ensuring the safety of the inmates.

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