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Police arrest vandals of armored electrical cables

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command has arrested five suspects over alleged vandalism of armored electrical cables and recovered the stolen items. A statement…

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command has arrested five suspects over alleged vandalism of armored electrical cables and recovered the stolen items.

A statement on Monday by FCT police spokesman, ASP Anjuguri Manzah, said Police operatives attached to the Command on patrol arrested members of a notorious syndicate that specializes in vandalizing armoured cables and other installations in FCT.

He said the suspects: Nafiu Zayanu, Yushau Kabir, Iliasu Abubakar, Ashiru Sani and Aliyu Usman all of Dutse-Apo Pantaker Market were arrested on 25th August 2016, at around 3 am, at Aminu Kano Crescent Wuse II, while vandalizing electrical cables belonging to Abuja Electrical Distribution Company.

He added that exhibits recovered from the suspects include: 87 pieces of electrical cables, giant cutting machine, and a red colour Golf 3 car with reg. no. AH 972 KRV.

Manzah said the FCT Commissioner of Police, CP Muhammad Mustafa assures residents that the Police under his watch has put in place proactive security measures to secure and protect electrical installations and all critical infrastructures in the FCT.

Manzah also said operatives of the Command while on patrol on 21 August 2016 at about 3 am intercepted some hoodlums who were vandalizing some armoured cables at Maitama road-about by Yakubu Gowon House.

He said the suspects abandoned their operational car and the vandalized cables and took to their heels on sighting the Police operatives.

He said exhibits recovered at the scene include: 76 pieces of armoured cables and a black golf 3 saloon car with reg. no. YLA 582 TS.

 Manzah said the Commissioner of Police has ordered the transfer of the suspects and exhibits to the Command Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation that will lead to the arrest of their cohort and possible prosecution.

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