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Man, 21, arrested for solar panel vandalization in Jigawa

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The operatives of Nigeria Security and Civil  Defence Corps NSCDC NSCDC Jigawa State Command have arrested one Adamu Ahmad (m), 21years, a carpenter in Lamido Primary School Birnin-Kudu Local Government Area for alleged vandalization and theft of ten plates of ACOPower 100-Watt Polycrystalline Solar Panels.

The Solar was for the supply of water to residents of Nasarawa and Tudun-Wada quarters in Birnin-Kudu town.

ASC Badrudden Tijjani Mahmud Command Public Relations disclosed this in a statement.

He said the suspect was arrested at about 1100hrs when he removes all the ten solar panels and kept it in an empty classroom of Lamido Primary with intent to come back at night to pack them all and sale it to the scrap market.

He stated that the stolen Solar Panel belonging to the Birnin-Kudu Local Government waterboard in Jigawa State has a market value of about N585,000.

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“He has confessed to have committed the crime and went further to reveal that he vandalized the Panels in the wee hours of Friday which is not his first time committing the crime.”

“However, Inusa Washa and Babawo of Titin Tsamiya quarters of the same town who are accomplices to the crime are currently at large.”

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According to the PRO, the NSCDC State Commandant, Muhammad Danjuma, strongly warned against vandalization of Government installations and Utilities as they are meant for the benefit of the general public and not for personal gain, and failure to refrain from the act will lead to arrest and prosecution as his officers are unrelenting.

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He also called on the general public to be vigilant and report any suspicious act of vandalisation as the installations are meant for their benefits.

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