The Provincial Commissioner of the Police in Gauteng Lieutenant General Elias Mawela has commended a multi-disciplinary team that conducted an intelligence driven operation to apprehend a suspect linked to the Boko Haram gang in Mamelodi.
On 26 April 2022, the team, comprising of members from Provincial Crime Intelligence, Tshwane District Taxi Violence Crime Intelligence Gathering and Detectives as well as Tshwane Metropolitan Police Department Drug Team, operationalised intelligence information that has been gathered on the movements of the targeted suspect and went to Denneboom Station in Mamelodi where they found and placed the suspect under arrest.
The 38-year-old suspect from Silverton has been linked to three business robbery cases registered in Mamelodi in January 2020 and two in November of 2021.
“I commend the team that worked together to ensure that those who terrorise the community are hunted down and brought to book. This arrest will help us to close gang related cases that were committed in Mamelodi in the past years,” said Lieutenant General Mawela.
These cases are being investigated by detectives from Tshwane District Commissioner’s office.The suspect appeared in court yesterday for the first trial