Borno Police Command said on Monday
that it had placed the former spokesman for the Boko Haram sect, Ali Konduga,
under psychiatric Evaluations.
This, the police said, followed
Konduga’s display of abnormal behavior since his arrest last week.
The News Agency of Nigeria reported
that the spokesman for the command, Mr. Victor Isuku, said this in a statement
he issued in Maiduguri.
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 on the premises of the house of Senator
“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, Maidguri, to ascertain his sanity.
“Meanwhile, the suspect is still
under observation at the hospital,’’ he said.
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 he was discharged.