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SARS Arrest Governorship Candidate

The Police in Borno state on Tuesday, July 17, arrested an governorship aspirant in the state, Grema Terrab. Terrab was arrested by officials of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

Grema Terrab was arrested while delivering a speech at the event also attended by Atiku Abubakar at the state capital.

Premium Times reports that Terrab is wanted by the police for his role in an alleged murder case which took place in his home while he was hosting a political meeting in April. It was gathered that although, Terrab had reported the incident to the police, his family members including his wife were also arrested by the SARS operatives.

The arrest followed the politicians appearance in the state since the incident happened in Maiduguri. However, his campaign posters and bill boards currently litter Maiduguri. The SARS team and a dozen of other officers in plain clothes laid siege at the venue of the event.

While Terrab’s aides were seen begging some of the police officers not to carry out the arrest, the politician was seen moving closer to Atiku who was guided out of the hall by his aides as he finished his speech. In a swift move, the SARS operatives held ont o Terrab, dragged him away and bundled him into a SARS patrol vehicles.

Terrab is a former chairman of the Borno State Emergency Management Agency and had recently defected to the People’s Democratic Party from APC.

According to a police report from April,the corpse of a 20-year-old welder, Maina Mustapha, at the residence of the politician.

“Terab sent a request in a letter with a PDP logo, seeking permission to hold a meeting at his residence in the GRA area.

“The letter was signed by Terab and not by the PDP Chairman or any other official of the party.

“And considering the appearance of a party logo on the letter, we notified him that the command would not permit political gathering within residential areas and advised him to hold the meeting at public places or hotels to enable us to provide security.

“Terab acted against the command’s position, held the meeting at his residence and in the process one persons was stabbed to death.”

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