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Some persons suspected to have vandalised transformers of the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) Sub-Station in Abia State have been arrested by the police.
The Abia State Police Command said the suspects vandalised a facility at Omoba in Isilangwa South Local Government Area of Abia State.
The command intensified anti-crime campaign with renewed effort aimed at ridding the state of criminals led to the arrest of the suspected criminals.
About 20 suspects were paraded at the Police Headquarters in Bende Road, Umuahia.
Prince Okoroafor, an indigene of Amaekpu ,Ohafia, one of the suspects, and a car washer at Aba, claimed that it was his first attempt at vandalising government’s installation.
According to the suspect, he was lured into the business by a friend – an indigene of Omoba where the heavy armoured cables were stolen – but was unaware that his friend was notorious for vandalising government’s infrastructure.
The suspect to reporters that, ”My friend called me to escort him to his village that he has a business for us but I did not know that it involved vandalising, as soon as I got close to the armoured cable with the Okada man, the villagers quickly surrounded us and I looked around but my friend was gone.”
His friend is currently on the police list as a wanted criminal and all efforts are being put in place to track him down and arrest him for the crime.
The Police Commissioner in the State, Adeleye Oyebade, said that the strategies put in place by his management team in combating crime yielded the desired results.
He warned hoodlums to stay clear, as all the exit and entry points to the state were secure, with officers strategically positioned to checkmate any criminal activity.