Two suspects appear in court on charges relating to allegations of crimes committed by the notorious Boko Haram in and around Mamelodi GAUTENG - Two suspects, a man and a woman both aged 37, on Friday 05 March 2021 appeared before the Mamelodi Magistrate Court on
charges of theft, trespassing and fraud as police continue to investigate several cases opened by victims of the alleged infamous Boko Haram group that is accused of terrorising the communities and business peopl e in and around Mamelodi.
This comes after intensified investigations by a multi-disciplinary team, following an appeal by the police for people to come forward and give statements that would substantiate cases that were reported, and to assist with information that could lead to the apprehension of those perpetrators that according to Gauteng Police Commissioner, Lieutenant General Elias Mawela, were holding the residents of Mamelodi to ransom.
To this end, an intelligence-led operation was launched and on Wednesday 03 March 2021, the detectives working closely with
the Combat and Reaction Team of Mamelodi, arrested the two suspects on allegations of illegal collection of monies from tenants at Inkandla Hostel in Mamelodi.
The pair has been remanded in custody pending their next court appearance on 11 March 2021, while a prosecutorial-led investigation is underway towards building a watertight case.
The possibility of more arrests cannot be ruled out as police anticipate that more victims could come forward.