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Borno: Police arrest 24 suspects for drug peddling, attempt to bribe DPO, others


The Borno State Police Command has arrested two suspects for drug peddling and attempt to bribe a Divisional Police Officer (DPO), and 22 others for various offences, including possession of illicit drugs and illegal substances.

Briefing journalists at the Police headquarters, Maiduguri yesterday, the command’s Public Relations Officer, Nahum Daso said, “the  command in its continuous strides of curbing urban crime and criminalities within and around Maiduguri municipal city have arrested 24 suspects involved in various crimes such as social vices, drug dealings and illicit substance abuse.”

ASP Daso further said, “on the May21, at about 1930hrs, GRA Police Patrol Team, while on a Stop and Search operation at Jiddari Junction, old GRA Maiduguri, arrested one Bello Abubakar ‘m’ 32yrs, of Polo Kushari Area, Maiduguri, on a Tricycle, Reg. NO: BBU 208 QA, body no: 716BG, conveying Tramadol Capsules BP50mg, concealed in two sacks.

“On May 22, at about 1000hrs, one Usman Ali ‘m’ 23yrs, of Polo High Court Area and one Haruna Dzava ‘m’ 32yrs, of Polo Kushari Area Maiduguri, came to GRA Police Station with the sum of N400,000.00 to bribe and free the said Bello Abubakar earlier arrested. The Divisional Police Officer rejected the money and arrested the two suspects and transferred them to the State Criminal Investigation Department for discreet investigation,” the police added.

The command said during a simultaneous stop and search and raid operations at various locations within the metropolitan city they arrested 22 suspects in possession of drugs, illicit substances and dangerous weapons.

The PPRO said items recovered during the raids includes two bottles of codine syrup, one container of solution, five Tramadol, 24 Wraps of dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp, 100 pieces of D5 tablets, 100 pieces of EXOL tablet, Four knives and  a sharp horn.

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