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9 Suspects In Police Net Police For Vandalizing Communication Mast


 By Tempest Udeze.

Police in Anambra State have arrested nine persons who were said to be responsible for have vandalizing electric power line masts in Oba, Idemili South LGA of Anambra State.

 In recent time, receiving of communication signals in Idemili South LGA have continued to be big challenge as many of electric power line masts have been vandalized by hoodlums.

According to Police source, the Public Relation Officer(PRO), DSP Tochukwu Ikenga told National LINK that on 16/1/2023 at about 2am, a combined team of Police and local vigilante, working on credible information,swoop on the criminals while vandalizing one of the masts in Ikpo Urueze land,new sight ,Oba. 

Eight males  and one female were arrested in connection to the dastard act.

He said: “On 16/1/2023 by 2:am, police operatives in conjunction with the vigilante group members, acting on credible information at New Site, Ikpo Urueze Land, Oba, Idemili south, arrested nine persons.

“The suspects include: “Amara Nneji ‘f’ 39 years, Kinsley Iwuozo ‘m’ 50 yrs, Romanus Dim ‘m’ 40 yrs, Abuchi Onuoha ‘m’ 29 yrs, Chukwudi Eke ‘m’ 39 yrs, Ikechukwu Eze ‘m’ 44 yrs, Ukpe Monday ‘m’ 40 yrs, Bartholomew Anugwueje ‘m’ 45 yrs, Ikenna Christopher ‘m’ 28 yrs.

“The security operatives recovered a truck containing, seven welding machines, some irons and other sophisticated equipment, after they vandalized the electricity power line mast in the above-mentioned location.

“They (suspects) all confessed to the level of their involvement in the act. 

They will be charged to court, on the conclusion of the investigations.”

Meanwhile, operatives of the police also

recover the following suspected to be stolen and abandoned vehicles. They are: Lexus ES 350 (black colour) with Reg.no: Lagos AKD 495 HU, Toyota Camry (Grey Colour) with Registration number Lagos: JJJ 653 HW.

He said: “Given the above, the Command invites anyone or group looking for any of the vehicles as highlighted above, to come to the Office of the Command Public Relations Officer, Awka with valid proof/evidence of ownership of such vehicles for verification and possible collection.” he concludes.

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