AHMED MARI, Maiduguri
As part of the ongoing Operation Puff Adder, the Borno State Police Command has paraded 58 suspects for various crimes ranging from terrorism, armed robbery, raping, car and phone snatching, theft among others.
Parading the suspects at the Police headquarters, the Borno State Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Ndatsu, said the two suspects were arrested within the metropolis after the incident was reported to the police by the family of the victim (names withheld).
The two suspects were arrested in Maduganari ward of Maiduguri, Metropolis in connection with a rape of a lady.
The Police Commissioner said the police have sent the case file to the Director of Public Prosecution for prosecution, and warned parent and guardians to stop sending request for the termination of rape cases to his office as he was not in any position to halt or withdraw rape or criminal cases.
He said: “Parents should know that cases of rape and other criminal cases are not the one they can write me to discontinue or withdraw. This is because I am not in the capacity to withdraw such cases”.
CP Aliyu also said the operatives of the command arrested a suspect with 95kg of dry leaves suspected to be India Hemp and a syndicate of specialized car snatchers.
Others include a group of young men who specialized in snatching cell phones and hand bags using unnumbered tricycle.
The CP also announced the interception of some suspected terrorists after a gun duel with policemen. Items recovered after the encounter included hand grenade, AK 47, locally-made pistol, IEDs and 400 rounds of ammunition.
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