Why we arrested Borno governorship aspirant – Police

– The Borno Police Command says it arrested Alhaji Grema Terrab on charges of alleged murder and inciting disturbances – In the course of a political event Terrab organized at his home, a 20-year-old welder was reportedly stabbed to death – Terrab subsequently went into hiding, but was finally arrested during a political visit by former Vice President Atiku Abubakar in Maiduguri The Borno Police Command said it arrested a politician, Alhaji Grema Terrab, in connection with allegations of murder and inciting disturbances. The commissioner of Police, Damian Chukwu, explained this in a statement issued on Friday, July 20, in Maiduguri, NAN reports. NAIJ.com gathers that Chukwu, who was reacting to reports that Terrab was detained by the Police, said the arrest was necessitated by the murder and other allegations against the politician. “The Command wishes to state categorically that while it is true that one Alhaji Grema Terrab has been arrested over his role in the offences of culpable homicide, inciting disturbances and sundry other offences, which occurred at his residence on 15th April, 2018 most of the claims in the report under reference are false in its entirety. “It is worthy of note that Terrab, on 15th April, 2018, organised a political event at his residential quarters, contrary to security advice by the Police. “Expectedly, the meeting attracted a large crowd of people. In the course of the event, and right inside his residential premises, one Maina Mustapha Babagana, a 20-year-old welder, was stabbed to death by persons present at the event,” he said. Chukwu explained that contrary to speculations, Terrab did not present himself to the Police to report the incident. He said that the politician also refused to honour series of invitations extended to him by the Police, rather went into hiding. The commissioner added that the Police subsequently declared the politician wanted after due processes. According to him, the Police evacuated the corpse at the politician’s resident and invited those present at the scene of[…]

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