Boko Haram Spokesman, Ali Konduga, under psychiatric watch


DEJAGABAN.COM-The Borno Police Command said on Monday that it had placed the former spokesman for the Boko Haram sect, Ali Konduga, under psychiatric investigation.

This the police said followed Konduga’s display of abnormal behaviour since his arrest. Spokesman for the police command, Mr. Victor Isuku, said this in a statement he issued in Maiduguri.

NAN reports 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 on 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 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, Maidguri, to ascertain his sanity. The suspect is still under observation at the hospital,” he said.

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