Police Nab Suspected Vandals Of Electricity Transformer In Abia

power-cable-vandalsPolice have arrested some persons suspected to have vandalised transformers of the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company Sub-Station in Abia State.

The Abia State Police Command said the suspects vandalised a facility at Omoba in Isilangwa South Local Government Area of Abia State.

According to the command, intensified anti-crime campaign with renewed vigour aimed to 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.

Part of the figure were other suspects involved in various crime – armed robbery, fraud, faking and forging of vehicle license, proof of ownership and other sensitive government documents amongst others.

Also among them were four suspected cultist of Covenant Polytechnic, Aba, who are all final year students pursuing a National Diploma.

The police said that all the suspects have confessed to the crime.

Items recovered from them include, one locally made double barrel shortgun, two live cartridges, one machete, two rolls of heavy armoured cables worth thousands of Naira and two jacks as well as some substance suspected to be cocaine.

One of the suspects, Prince Okoroafor, an indigene of Amaekpu ,Ohafia and a car washer at Aba, claimed that it was his first attempt at vandalising government’s installation.

He also said that 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.

”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,” he told reporters.

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 told reporters that the Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers had been mandated to explore intelligence-led policing, community policing and involvement of Eminent People’s Forum in tackling crime.

These efforts, according to the Commissioner of Police, require the involvement of citizens and would assist to chase away the criminals from the state.

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.

Police Nab 25 Criminals In Abia

Police-Arrest-Army-official-in-Imo-StateThe Abia State Police Commissioner, Oyebade Adeleye said that the command has strategically put in place measures that would guide against abduction of school students from their dormitory or on the way home.

He made this statement at the Police Headquarters in Bende Road, Umuahia, during the parade of suspected criminals who were accused of being involved in various hideous crimes that include rape, murder, armed robbery, stealing and snatching of vehicles amongst many others.

The items recovered from them include televisions, phones, money, AK-47 rifles, live ammunition, locally made pistols and two vehicles.

According to the CP, the suspects, if found guilty, would be arraigned in court to face the full wrath of law.

One of the suspects is a 23-year-old motorcycle operator from Lokpaukwu, carrying the picture of the lifeless body of the 65-year-old victim whom he allegedly raped and later murdered. He refused to admit to the crime.

Another suspect is Nwaka Aka from Owo Ahia Afor in Obingwa Local Government Area, who specializes in buying stolen goods from an armed robber.

The Police Commissioner hinted that the command is also making efforts to prevent abduction and kidnapping in the schools across the state.

He urged all and sundry to partner with them by volunteering information at all times.

Police Discover 1,333 Live Ammunition In School Playground In Abia State

police discover Live AmmunitionPolice have discovered 1,333 live ammunition of 7.762mm long hidden in a School playground in Abia State, south-east Nigeria.

The discovery was made by the Explosive Ordinance Department of the Abia State Police Command at the school located in Nkata- Ibeku, Umuahia North Local Government Area.

Addressing reporters in Umuahia, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Joshak Habila, said the effort was in line with the commitment of the Nigeria Police Force to flushing out criminals in order to maintain the safety of lives and property of citizens of the State.

According to the police, the discovery was made with the aid of an informant at Nkata Primary School, Bende Road.

Mr Habila said the police would continue to make efforts to ensure calm and safe environment for residents of Abia to transact their business.

He promised to continue to work tirelessly with men of his command to ensure zero-tolerance of crime.

The police also arrested an undergraduate of Michael Okpara University Of Agriculture in Umudike, Abia State, for allegedly using a hot iron on two of his young relatives.

The police swung into action to arrest the student after they received a report that an act of inhuman treatment was melted out against two young underage girls, Hope, 11 and Ngozi, nine.

The two young girls, living with their auntie and family, are said to have allegedly stolen the sum of 100 Naira only.

The undergraduate, who also is their relative, burnt their legs and feet with the hot Iron

Meanwhile, the police command has embarked on an intensified effort to reduce crime in the state and urged residents to partner with them by volunteering information at all times.