Nasiru Abdullahi, famously known as Chile Maidoki, a notorious criminal recently declared wanted, has taken an unexpected step by joining the Nigeria Police Force as a police constabulary.
Captured in trending images, Abdullahi was seen alongside a senior police officer at a Police College and Training School, signifying his initiation into a new path.
He is among a group of 10,000 police constabularies currently undergoing an intensive six-month training program aimed at bolstering community policing efforts nationwide.
This transformation comes on the heels of Abdullahi being declared wanted by the Kano command, alongside two other notorious criminals, each with a bounty of N100,000 on their heads.
Surprisingly, a few days later, Abdullahi voluntarily turned himself in at the Bompai headquarters of the command, eliciting a statement from Abdullahi Kiyawa, the police spokesperson in Kano.
In the statement, Abdullahi was quoted as saying he resorted to sleeping “at a burial ground yard in Kano city” to evade detection by security personnel during his time as a fugitive.
He expressed remorse and appealed to the police and the people of the state for forgiveness, asserting that he has repented and is now committed to working with the police to promote sustainable peace and development in the state.
He urged against his arrest or public stigmatization.