Operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in Birniwa LGA have arrested one Abdullahi Muhammad (m), aged 48, of Bombori village, Nguru LGA, Yobe State on a suspected case of vandalisation and theft of streetlights armoured cables.
CSC Adamu Shehu, Jigawa Command’s Spokesperson disclosed this in a statement on Saturday.
He said the Suspect was arrested on Tuesday, 21st day of December at about 0630hrs along Sarkin Arewa Government Day Secondary School Birniwa.
He explained that the vandalised armoured cable which covers an estimated area of about 3 kilometers and measuring 175 meters with each meter selling at the rate of N9,000 with total value of N1,575,000 has its rubber insulation stripped and the copper wire neatly wrapped, compressed and packaged by the suspect for concealment and ease of transportation. His action plunged the whole area into darkness.
He further that during the process of investigation and interrogation, it was discovered that the suspect was once arrested and charged to court on the same offence, noting that the suspect confessed to the crime and will be charged to court of competent jurisdiction.
Meanwhile the State Commandant, Mustapha Talba (CC), reiterated his commitment towards protecting critical assets and infrastructure in the State and promised to deal decisively with those bent towards destroying what the government has put in place for the security and betterment of the general public.
He further called on the general public to be more vigilant and assist with relevant information that will help security operatives in combating crime and criminality in the State even before its occurrence.