July 23, 2024

July 23, 2024

Police Nab Suspect Who Specialises In Vandalization Of Electricity Cables In Yobe

Yobe State Police Command said it has nabbed a 23-year-old suspect who specialised in vandalizing electricity power cables in Damaturu and its environs.

The Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Dungus Abdulkarim, made this known in a statement issued on Friday.

He said that the arrest followed numerous reports of vandalization of electricity power distribution cables and other important accessories received by the command from different communities.

“On May 16, at about 1300hrs, personnel of C Divisional Police Headquarters, intercepted one intercepted One Saminu Garba, 23, of Maiduguri, Borno State.

“The suspect was arrested among two other syndicate members who evaded arrest and fled. The command has begun a swift chase to arrest them soon”, DSP Abdulkarim said.

According to him, the arrested suspect confessed to having vandalized an electricity transformer situated at the state low-cost via Gujba Road, Damaturu.

The State Commissioner of Police, Garba Ahmed, through the PPRO warned perpetrators of crime to desist or face the full wrath of the law, while urging members of the public to report suspicious activities of such types of miscreants to the nearest police station.

He equally, warned those who are buying stolen vandalized property noting that stiffer sanctions will be meted out on them accordingly, if found wanting.

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