Borno police nabs 1 for raping, 66 other for unlawful possession of dangerous weapons, drugs, other offences
By Madu Mohammed, , Maiduguri
The Borno state Police Command has nabbed 24 year old Usman Hassan for raping a 10 year old girl and 66 others for being in possession of dangerous weapons and causing grievous hurt, possession drugs suspected to be Indian hemp among other crimes.
Briefing journalists at the Police headquarters, Maiduguri on Friday, the Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO), ASP, Sani Shatambaya said “on the 15/06/2022 at about 2243hrs One Zara Abubakar ‘F’ 40 yrs old of Telari area Maiduguri reported at the I.T.E Police Division Maiduguri that on the same date at about 19oohrs one Usman Hassan ‘M’ 24yrs old of the same address lured her daughter one Hajara Abubakar ‘F’ 10yrs old into uncompleted building on the same area and forcefully had canal knowledge of her. Hence the case was reported and the suspect was arrested, case under investigation. ” In Case 1 and 2 the suspects in possession of dangerous weapons,
causing hurts and threatening the life and safety of innocent citizens were
arrested at different locations and at different times between the Months of
June and July across all the nooks and crannies of the state. This is not
unconnected with the gallantry and unwavering efforts of the personnel of the command as well as the information provided by some good citizens of the state/intelligence gathering by our officers,” the police added
ASP Shatambaya further said that “in a similar vein, the 22 suspects being caught in possession of drugs
suspected to be Indian hemp are unfortunately mostly Youths who are
suppose to channel their efforts and ability toward a profitable venture but
choose to be a drug dealers and drug takers.
He assured that the command under the able and capable commissioner of Police Cp Abdu Umar wishes to state clearly that no criminal in the state would go unpunished; as police is poised arrest, investigate and charged them to court.
He said 30 persons were arrested in possession of dangerous weapons and which are capable of causing harm.
Those arrested in possession of drugs suspected to be Indian hemp includes KAWU MOHAMMED MAIDUGU, MOHAMMED YAHAYA, CELESTINE SIMON, SHETTIMA WAZIRI , UMAR LAWAN , FADA ABUBAKAR , MUSTAPHA TIJJANI , GARBA LAWAN, IBRAHIM MOHAMMED , MOHAMMED MAINA, YAHAYA UMAR ,1BRAHIM HABi, MOHAMMED YAU, MOHAMMED ABUBAKAR , SADIQ MUSTAPHA, ALIYU BELLO, MOHAMMED ALHAJI KOLO , ISTIFANUS ALEXANDER ,ZAMDAYE ABE, MOHAMMED ALI , ALI USMAN and MOHAMMED MUSA
He also said ” On 17/06/2022 at about 1340hrs, the above named suspect both of wulari area Maiduguri were arrested by NDLEA Maiduguri with 75 rounds of 7.62mm live ammunition along Maiduguri/Damaturu road Enroute to Asaba Delta state. The case was transferred to this office with the exhibit. On rigorous and intensive interview, suspects claimed to have been given the consignment by driver from Gamboru/Ngala (names not yet know) the said driver is also been trailed for arrest. Investigation towards unravelling their motive is being intensified.”
He further explained that “On 24/06/2022 at about 1450hrs, one Buhari Mallam Muhammed
(M) of Gomari airport Maiduguri, reported to this office that, a syndicate persons, who claimed to be spirits (Aljanu) from the inner world, deceived
him into believing that, they were sent by God to financially reward him
based on his positive integrity, that they made him to go to a designated
location at government girls secondary School Maiduguri and drop five (5)
assorted handsets valued (N350,000), the sum of (N12,000) cash, before
rewarding him. That he did as ordered only to switch off their phones after
carting away the five handsets/money at where he dropped same for them,
tentacles were spread by Crack Operatives, fortunately on 25/06/2022 at about 2030hrs, one Atiku Umar (M) of Gwange ward Maiduguri was
arrested in connection with the case. On rigorous and intensive interview,
he confessed to the crime and mentions three of his accomplices in the
dastardly act. Investigation towards their arrest is being intensified.”.
He assured the resident of Borno State Police, that the Command under my leadership of the CP Abdu Umar is committed to deploying both kinetic and non kinetic approach in fighting crime in the state.