Police, NSCDC nab four suspected vandals in Delta, FCT
Operatives of the Safe Delta Squad of the State Police command have arrested a 23-year Michael Danjuma, a native of Lantang in Plateau State at Ogbezoma quarters, Okpanam, in Oshimili North Local Council of the state.
The Guardian gathered that the suspect, who resides in Hausa Market by Custom Okpanam, was arrested on Friday at about 07:35p.m. for allegedly vandalising cables valued at millions of naira.
Spokesperson for Delta Police Command, Bright Edafe, who confirmed the incident, yesterday, said the police received a complaint from a distress caller (name withheld), that the suspect was vandalising some cables in the area.
Following the development, the Commander of the Safe Delta detailed operatives who stormed the Ogbezoma quarters, Okpanam to arrest Michael Danjuma.
According to Edafe, when investigation was carried out, it was revealed that the 23-year-old suspect, who resides in Hausa Market by Custom Okpanam, near Asaba, the State capital, majors in vandalising cables.
“A search warrant was promptly executed at his premises; and upon a thorough search of his place of residence, the following exhibits were recovered: One Beretta pistol, one magazine, some vandalised cables, two Automated Teller Machine (ATM) cards, and one steel pair of scissors.
“The suspect is in custody and would be charged to court upon completion of investigation,” he added.
Edafe also said a team of Eagle Net Special Squad operatives had arrested one Chimuanya Francis Onwusonye, ‘m’, with one Beretta pistol with four rounds of live ammunition.
Meanwhile, the state’s Commissioner of Police, Wale Abass, has vowed to arrest and prosecute any miscreants who break the law in the state .
He, however, appealed to the public to be alert, as the ember months are usually marked by an increasing spate of crime.
ALSO, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Command has arrested three suspected vandals and cable thieves for unlawful possession of communication cables.
The suspects are Peter Kile, ‘m’, 27, from Vandeikya Local Council of Benue State; Akanuge Sammel, ‘m’, 27, from Konshisha Local Council of Benue State, and Justin Tundu, ‘m’, 31, from Konshisha council of Benue State.
They would be handed over for prosecution after undergoing thorough investigations.
The suspects were caught around House on the Rock Church Junction, Airport Road in the FCT, with fibre cables, which were identified to be government property.
The suspects were arrested by the NSCDC FCT Command Patrol team following intelligence reports that some criminals disguise themselves as engineers and pretend to be involved in cable works with the aim of vandalising and carting cables away.
The FCT Commandant, Olusola Odumosu, expressed disgust at the level of vandalism and destruction of infrastructure in the FCT.
He vowed to launch a more intensified onslaught against criminals and vandals defacing the capital territory.
The Commandant said the command was working in synergy and collaboration with other security agencies within the FCT and collectively, they will sanitise the Federal Capital Territory by restoring peace and ensuring adequate security.
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