The Kano State Public Complaints and Anti Corruption Commission has confiscated 10 warehouses containing assorted foodstuffs in the Dawanau area of Dawakin Tofa Local Government Area of the state.
Speaking to newsmen shortly after confiscating the warehouses in Dawanau International Grains Market, Singer Market, and Kwari Textiles Market on Sunday, the commission’s Chairman, Mr Muhyi Magaji, said that owners of the warehouses, who were nowhere to be found during the operation, have been given notice to report to the commission preparatory to facing charges before the court of law for their illegal activities.
The confiscated warehouses were stacked full of commodities, including spaghetti, rice, pasta, sugar, and other food items.
Mr. Magaji says his commission’s war against hoarders which began last Thursday, has made a significant impact towards stopping the instant rise in the price of essential commodities. Citing an example, he said that within a week, rice had jumped from N52,000 to N61,000.