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The Borno State Police Command has arrested 85 suspects for alleged rape, homicide, armed robbery and other criminal activities in the state between Oct. 1, and Dec. 31, 2023.

The Command’s Spokesman, ASP Daso Nahum, who disclosed this in a statement in Maiduguri on Thursday, said the Command recorded 49 cases and got 27 suspects convicted.

Nahum said that 14 cases were under investigation while 31 others were charged to court.

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According to him, four of the suspects were arrested on Dec. 31, 2023 by the Joint Anti-vice Unit, for alleged criminal conspiracy, unlawful assembly, possession of dangerous weapons as well as Indian Hemp.

The PPRO explained that the exhibits recovered from the suspects included dried leaves suspected to be Indian Hemp, one sword, two pots used for inhaling an intoxicant locally called shisha, one stick and five mobile phones.

He said that the suspects were under investigation for diligent prosecution under the Borno State Penal Code Law and other matters connected therewith Law 2023.

“On the 28th Dec. 2023 at about 0948hrs, operatives of State Intelligence Bureau (SIB), acting on credible information, apprehended one Fatima Abatcha aka Bintu of Shehuri South Maiduguri, who had earlier been declared wanted for serial offences of theft of mobile phones,” he added.


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