Rustlers, robbers, rapists among 51 suspects arrested in Borno

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THE Borno State police command has arrested 51 suspects in connection with various offences in the past one month in the state, it was learnt.

Spokesman of the command Edet Okon made the disclosure while parading the suspects yesterday in Maiduguri, the state capital.

Okon disclosed that the suspects were arrested at different times and locations in February 2020 for various offences such as culpable homicide, robbery, rape, cattle rustling, theft, receiving stolen properties and impersonation.

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He listed other offences to include attempt to commit felony, cheating by impersonation, criminal trespass, intimidation and injurious falsehood as well as causing grievous hurt and extortion.

Okon said two of the suspects were arrested on February 9, at Melari in Gubio Local Government Area of the state after engaging in free-for-all fight, leading to the death of one person.

He said that two other suspects were arrested for allegedly hitting one person identified as Tela with pestle on the head resulting in his death.

The police spokesman added two other suspects were arrested on February 6 at Jidari Polo Area of Maiduguri for alleged murder of one, Abdullahi Abubakar.

Okon explained that the suspects stabbed the deceased with a sharp knife on the left eye, neck and abdomen, adding that the victim died at a hospital.

He added that the command also arrested one suspect (name withheld) on Feb 6, for allegedly raping a 14-year-old house help (name withheld) at his residence in Tudun Wada Area of Maiduguri.