A wanted member of Boko Haram arrested


A man suspected of being a member of the deadly Boko Haram group was successfully tracked down and apprehended by Gauteng police yesterday. SAPS Spokesperson, Captain Mavela Masondo, said the 31-year-old man was one of the gang’s most wanted suspects.

He said the gang was responsible for robberies, extortion, intimidation, and other significant violent crimes in Mamelodi and surrounding areas.

“On 26 December 2021, the suspect was tracked down and apprehended in Mamelodi on suspicion of business robbery, extortion, intimidation, and other serious violent crimes.

“He is also reported to be involved in a chain store robbery in Mamelodi where an undisclosed amount of cash and groceries were stolen,” Captain Masondo said.

Lieutenant General Mawela, the Provincial Commissioner of SAPS, welcomed the apprehension of the suspect and praised the police force for working tirelessly to guarantee that this most wanted individual was apprehended.

He said, “I am pleased that this suspect is finally behind bars. As the police in Gauteng, we remain committed in our resolve to rid the streets of Mamelodi of gangsterism. We are slowly taking back our communities”.

The suspect is scheduled to appear in a Pretoria magistrate’s court on 28 December 2021.


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