Police in Borno Nabs 36 For Rituals, Rape, Vandalizing Electronic High Tension,, Culpable Homicide, Theft, Others
By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri
The Nigerian Police, Borno state Command has arrested 36 persons in connection with 18 cases ranging from rituals, culpable homicide, raping, vandalization of electricity High tension vandalism theft among other crimes
Briefing journalists at the Police headquarters, Maiduguri on Friday, the Borno state Police Commissioner, CP Abdu Umar said those arrested includes two different syndicates that were trying to vandalize High tension cable that brought electricity to Maiduguri and its environs, as well as the Gas plant under construction.
It could be recalled that Maiduguri, the Borno state capital and its environs has been without electricity for almost 2 years due to vandalization of electricity tower that brought light to city due to alleged vandalization by insurgents and other criminals
CP Umar said “the details of the arrest made so far 4 Cases of Criminal Intimidation and being in possession of dangerous weapons 2 cases Rape
3 cases of Theft 2 cases of Culpable Homicide 6 cases of Criminal Mischief of Government Properties
TOTAL NO. OF CASES RECORDED =18”.
He said IGP Usman Alkali has approved the deployment of 518 just past out recruit to the command go argument the personnel of the command and also to be use in the forthcoming general elections.
The Police commissioner further said “On 18/01/2023 at about 0800hrs, 1. Tujja Ali ‘M’ 18yrs 2. Modu Bilal ‘M’ 19yrs suspects were arrested at Benisheikh town with Two (2) hundred and eighty three (283) pieces of bolt and Nuts dismantled from a high tension electricity tower which they stole after dismantling same from a high tension electricity tower at Benisheikh axis. Suspects confessed to the commission of the crime. They revealed that this is their second time of committing similar crime where they sold the 1st stolen property to one Mele (surname unknown) at Benisheikh. Concerted efforts towards the arrest of the said Mele and the recovery of the items sold to him is being intensified”.
“On 18/01/2023 at about 0800hrs, One Abdullahi Mohammed ‘M’ 22yrs suspect was arrested by Crack Operatives based on a tip-off while in possession of One (1) Solar Inverter valued two million naira (N2,000,000) suspected to be stolen. On a rigorous interview, the suspect confessed to have stolen it at a solar borehole in Njimtilo with one Musa Ajakuta (at large). The suspect at large is being trailed for arrest. All atrocities committed by the suspects are thoroughly being investigated.,” the CP added.
On the case of rape, the CP said ” On the 30/12/2022 at about 0700hrs One Madam Rhoda Hassan ‘F’ of Walama Village Shani LGA reported at Shani Police Station that, On the same date at about 1200hrs, after returning back to her house she saw One Haruna Birma ‘M’ 50yrs of the same address who was coming out from her room,she lighting the room that she suspected him, and started interrogating her daughter One Liyatu Hassan ‘F’ 13yrs and she confessed that the suspect have raped her on the 24/12/2022, 28/12/2022 and on the 30/12/2022 respectively when she trade out from the Village. The suspect was arrested and the case is under investigation.”
He said “On the 5/01/2012 at about 0800hrs, One ASC Saleh Iliya Amos ‘M’ attached to Nigeria correctional Service Borno State Command reported to the Police that on the same date at about 0700hrs he went to their family house located at Shagari locust ‘B’ Maiduguri, and order the tenant to vacate the house as their biological mother is coming to stay in the house, that his younger brother One Samson Iliya asked the tenant to stay in the house and he took a cutlass threatened to kill him”
HOUSE TRESPASS AND RAPE:-, CP Umar said on the 19/01/203 at about 1521hrs, this case was transferred from Gwange Police Station to the State Criminal Intelligence and investigative Department for further investigation, That on the 23/12/2023 at about 1820hrs, One Mustapha Ali ‘M’ of Ruwan Zafi area Maiduguri, reported at Gwange Police Station that, on the same date at about 1340hrs, One Sadiq Musa ‘M’ of the same address, lured his daughter One Zainab Mustapha Ali ‘F’ 7yrs of the same address, and took her into their neighbor house situated at the same address, where he had sexual intercourse with her without her consent”.
The commissioner further explained that following the report, the suspect arrested for investigation and subsequent prosecution stressing that the case have since referred to Anti Human Trafficking section while inspector . Christiana Isa was detailed for Investigation.
On culpable homicide, CP Umar said “on the 13/01/2023 at about 1000hrs, One Yakubu Abubakar ‘M’ of Musari area Maiduguri, went and reported at Ibrahim Taiwo Estate Division that, on same date at about 0900hrs his junior brother Mohammed Abubakar ‘M’ age 17yrs had a misunderstanding with One Abdulkarim Musa ‘M’ of the same address, where they fought among themselves. During the fight Abdulkarim Musa Jacked the neck of Mohammed Abubakr ‘M’ and stated beating him with his hands and using his legs to match the victim on the ground. As a result the victim became unconscious and was rushed to the state specialist Hospital, where he was certified dead by a Medical Doctor on duty suspect arrested for investigation and subsequent prosecution. Case accepted and referred to Culpable Homicide section SCIID.”.