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Police said a most wanted member of the notorious Boko Haram was traced, located, and arrested in Mamelodi on Sunday.
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A most wanted member of the notorious Boko Haram was traced, located, and arrested in Mamelodi on Sunday.
According to police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Mavela Masondo, this is a gang that was allegedly involved in robberies, extortion, intimidation, and other serious and violent crimes in Mamelodi and the surrounding areas.
“Gauteng police successfully traced and arrested a 31-year-old man who is on the list of the most wanted suspects who are part of a notorious gang that calls themselves Boko Haram.
“The man was traced and located in Mamelodi where he was arrested on Sunday, 26 December 2021,” he said.
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Masondo added that the man is suspected to be involved in crimes such as business robbery, extortion, intimidation and other serious and 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 taken,” he said.
The Provincial Commissioner of the police in Gauteng has welcomed the arrest of this suspect and commended the police team that worked so hard to ensure that this most wanted suspect is behind bars.
“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.
“Since the establishment of both the Combat and Prevention Team and the Investigating Team dedicated to rooting out gang-related activities in Mamelodi earlier this year, we have been observing less and less harassment of the business community in this area,” said Lieutenant General Mawela.
The man is expected to appear at Pretoria Magistrates Court on Tuesday, 28 December 2021.
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