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Police arrest 46 suspected rapists others in Borno

By Njadvara Musa, Maiduguri
02 April 2022   |   2:37 am
Borno State Police Command has arrested 46 suspects for rape, kidnapping, possession of arms and other crimes in the state.

Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno.<br />TWITTER/GOVBORNO

Borno State Police Command has arrested 46 suspects for rape, kidnapping, possession of arms and other crimes in the state.

The arrests were made in Maiduguri Metropolitan Council (MMC), Jere, Konduga, Askira/Uba and Hawul Local Government Areas.

Parading the suspects, yesterday, in Maiduguri, the Police Commissioner, Abdu Umar disclosed that 25 cases were recorded in the last two months for prosecutions.

“We seek for a robust Police public partnership in the continuous fight against criminal elements, as securing in any society is everyone’s business,” he said.

He, however, noted that remarkable efforts were made in addressing the security situation, which led to relative peace in the state.

On illegal processions of arms, he said: “On March 30, 2022, a credible intelligence and surveillance team of the Police Command, was on monitoring patrol and arrested Clement Asuk of Akamkpa Council of Cross River State, at the Kano Motor Park.”

He said the recovered exhibits from the suspect included 125 anti-aircraft ammunition, 829 live ammunition, two AK-47 empty magazines, four RPG prepared lent, a hand grenade, and an anti-aircraft ammunition belt.

Others comprised an infinix handset, a charger and N15, 250, including thousands of foreign currencies.

He added that Bilkisu Ali, 22, of Konduga IDP camp, a member of Civilian JTF took his three-year-old baby, Hadija Modu and allegedly sold her to Madam Joy.

He said that Joy, an indigene of Abia State; is still at large, while the investigation is ongoing for arrest and prosecution in court.

He said: “As investigations were completed in the various cases; the suspects will be prosecuted in the courts of law.”

The suspects, he noted, all confessed to the various crimes allegedly committed in the five councils of the state.

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