The Katsina State Police Command says it recorded 210 cases of rape and unnatural acts in the state in 2017.
The command’s spokesman, DSP Isa Gambo, told newsmen on Tuesday in Katsina that 275 persons allegedly involved in the various rape cases were arrested during the period. He said 207 of the cases were in court, with three still under investigation.
Gambo also said that the command had arrested 320 persons suspected to be involved in 204 armed robberies across the state during the period. According to him, the police are prosecuting 155 of the armed robberycases while the rest are being investigated.
The spokesman also said 150 incidents of culpable homicide were reported to the command for which 319 persons were arrested. He added that 140 of the cases had been investigated and charged to court while 10 were under investigation.
On cattle rustling, Gambo said the command was able to recover 313 cows and 24 sheep from 29 suspected rustlers. He disclosed that 43 cases of car theft were reported to the command in the period under review with 85 persons arrested and charged to court.
On recoveries, the command said it recovered 38 fire arms, 158 ammunition and stolen property valued at N17.7 million were recovered during the period under review.
He explained that five suspects were arrested in connection with three cases of kidnapping in the state.