Self-proclaimed Boko Haram spokesperson under psychiatric evaluation

Boko Haram
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The Borno Police Command said on Monday that it had placed a self-proclaimed former spokesperson of the Boko Haram sect, Ali Konduga, under psychiatric investigation.

This, the police said, followed Mr. Konduga’s display of abnormal behaviour since his arrest last week.

Victor Isuku, the spokesman of the command, said this in a statement he issued in Maiduguri.

Mr. Isuku said that Konduga was arrested after a complaint by one Muhammadu Kala.

“On September 14, one Muhammadu Kala lodged a complaint at the GRA Police Station, Maiduguri, that Mallam Ali konduga of Gwange ward had trespassed into the premises of the house of Senator Muhammed Ndume.

“The DPO led a team of policemen to arrest the trespasser where he had gone to receive treatment for injuries he sustained as a result of a mob action,” Isuku said.

The police spokesman said that investigation, however, revealed that the suspect was of unsound mind.

“On investigation, he was behaving abnormally and was not responding rationally to questions put to him, a situation that suggests that he is of unsound mind.

“Hence, he was taken to the Federal Neuro Psychiatric Centre, Maiduguri, to ascertain his sanity.

“Meanwhile the suspect is still under observation at the hospital,” he said.

Mr. Isuku, who said the suspect was sentenced to three years imprisonment for complicity in Boko Haram activities, added that the police had commenced investigations into his case and would take necessary action once discharged.

“It is noteworthy that in line with our constitutional mandate which includes protection of lives and properties, any complaint received must be properly investigated to determine culpability or otherwise.

“In this instance, a case of trespass was reported and in pursuance of our mandate, we are bound to investigate it regardless of the status of the complainant,” he said.


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  • Otile

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  • Simeon Nigel

    The entire Nigerian army & Air force; Police; Civil Defense Service; Secret services-(DSS & SSS); Road Safety Corps establishments were now under the controlled by moslems senior military commanders and majority top military service chiefs. No wonder why any types of excusable claims will have to be put forward to the whole Nigerian people in order to protects Boko Haram members and those that were having links with them, and that is why this so called, “acclaimed Boko Haram suspect” is now receiving special treatments. This very suspects ought to be in jail and in fact he ought to be executed by firing squad, so that he will feel the terrible pains, penury and in-depth sufferings that Boko Haram has had inflicted upon those over 20,000,(Twenty thousands) souls-(not a small numbers of deaths), killed by Boko Haram terror and evil group. I am ashamed by these days for fighting hard to gotten President M.Buhari elected as Nigeria President. Statistically, and Gen. M.Buhari Rtd, did not actually won the general election of 2015, but for the sole interest for peace to reign upper-most in Nigeria, President Jonathan Goodluck (Badluck) have had to gave up for ‘our Baba’ General/ President M.Buhari, who is now fooling Nigerian people about Boko Haram to too over as president, and today Nigerian military does keep on re-cycling past or previous attacks against Boko Haram purposely to make it look as if the military are actually attacking Boko Haram, President M. Buhari do wants Boko Haram to be kept alive just for the purpose of his future own interest. That is why I do not want Americans not to sale Nigerian Military sophisticated weapons, because Boko Haram will surely have easy access to these weapons towards the killings of Nigerian Christains, which President Buhari and his military chiefs ever hated them-i.e.Christians.