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Police Respond to Neptune Prime Report on Unimaid Assault Case: Affirms Impartial Investigation and Prosecution Proceedings in Maiduguri High Court


Police Respond to Neptune Prime Report on Unimaid Assault Case: Affirms impartial investigation and prosecution proceedings in Maiduguri High Court

Story by, Aisha AUYO and Jamila Yunusa SULAIMAN

Sequel to the Neptune Prime report on the case of Unimaid assault, the Borno State police command responded and assured a fair investigation. PPRO, ASP Nahum Daso Kenneth, emphasized to Neptune Prime and the general public, the impartiality and professionalism of their handling of the case. He asserted that no external influence or bias affected their procedures, and decisions were made solely based on evidence and due process.

From their release, the police stated that “In a recent incident in Maiduguri, a young woman named Hauwa Abatcha, aged 20, was brutally assaulted, resulting in serious injuries and unconsciousness.

According to reports, the assault occurred on March 26th around 9:00 PM local time in the Bulumkutu ward area. Abatcha, accompanied by her friend Rukkaya Khamis, 21, was en route to report Salim Ibrahim, 25, to his mother for a series of insults and threats directed at her via social media.

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During the confrontation, Ibrahim allegedly struck Abatcha on the head with a stick, causing her to lose consciousness and sustain severe injuries. She was promptly rushed to the Umaru Shehu Ultra-modern Hospital in Maiduguri for treatment and was later discharged after receiving medical care.

Police detectives swiftly apprehended Ibrahim, who confessed to the crime following preliminary investigations at Bulumkutu police station. Subsequently, the case was transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) in Maiduguri, and has since been charged for prosecution.

An update from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) indicates that Ibrahim is currently facing prosecution in the Federal High Court in Maiduguri.

Meanwhile, Hauwa is reported to be recovering well from her ordeal, although she has endured both physical and psychological trauma.

The police command expressed sympathy for her suffering and commended her cooperation throughout the investigation,” he concluded.


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