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Police arrest three cable thieves in Delta

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Operatives of Delta State Intelligent Bureau (SIB) have arrested three suspects for allegedly vandalising armored cables and other electrical installations in the PPMC, Tank 82, Refinery Complex, Warri.

Addressing newsmen in Asaba on Thursday, the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, said the suspects, Saturday Idoge, Sunday Ishenive and Philip Ngbodi, all staff of Alert Private Security Company attached to PPMC/Refinery Warri, were arrested on March 28, 2021.

According to the police spokesman, “exhibits recovered from them include one ladder, industrial iron cutters, vandalised armored cables and other items.”

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He disclosed that the command had been on the trail of criminals who specialised in snatching vehicles and car theft.

Their trail has led to the arrest of one Michael Okotete, 41, of Estate Mashoro, Warri.

Edafe said: “The suspect confessed to have participated in many operations with his members who are now at large.”

The police spokesman said the suspect led the operatives to one of his gang members who on sighting the policemen ran and abandoned a Toyota Corolla car with Reg. No. PTN 152 PIN. The vehicle was recovered.

In another development, following the kidnap of one William Aduwoma on March 27, 2021, by gunmen, the command trailed the abductors, having employed all tactics necessary, stormed the location around Arhade, Isoko bush. No arrest was made.

Edafe noted that the operation, which led to the rescue of the victim, was carried out by the police, local hunters and vigilante who ‘combed’ the nooks and crannies of Arhade bush in search of the victim,

“On sighting the police, the kidnappers hurriedly abandoned the victim at Ebendo, a neigbouring village to Arhade, while the victim was rescued and currently receiving treatment in a private hospital,” he said.

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