Kano State Police Command on Tuesday arrested “illegal operators” of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) centres in the state.
Speaking on the development, the Kano State Legal officer of the commission, said the arrest was possible after a team from the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) visited the state.
The officer said the suspects reportedly used business centres and cafes to carry out their operations.
He disclosed that although some of the recovered exhibits were authentic, others included plastic Identification (ID) Cards and classified document.
“Part of the document that we have recovered are NIMC slip, so many times originals, some plastic fake ID cards in one of the centres and some other document that belongs to NIMC that are not supposed to be part of anybody and unfortunately we found them under the custody of this business centres operators,” he said.
He, however, noted that those found culpable have been arrested by the police and would be taken to court for persecution.
“There are some places, more particularly business centres and some cafes. Thank God we have made an arrest. About three centres we made an arrest and we have gathered so many exhibits and evidence and we have taken them down to the police station where the matter is been investigated so far.
“So far, the operations have been so successful. We have made the arrest and the matter is being investigated and shortly today. We are going to take them to court for persecution,” he said.