Operatives of the Anambra State Police Command have arrested nine persons over vandalization of electricity mast in Idemili Local Government Area of the state.
Spokesperson of the command, DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, in a statement on Monday, January 16, 2023, said police operatives also recovered two vehicles suspected to have been stolen and abandoned.
“On 15/1/2023 by 3:am, Police Operatives in conjunction with the Vigilante group and acting on credible information at New Site, Ikpo Urueze Land, Oba, Idemili south, arrested nine persons: 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 statement read.
Police also recovered a truck containing seven welding machines, some irons, and other sophisticated equipment after the suspects vandalized the electricity power line mast in the above-mentioned location.
“They all confessed to the level of their involvement in the act. They shall be charged to court, on the conclusion of the investigations,”
“In a similar development, operatives while on patrol 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 REG.NO: LAGOS: JJJ 653 HW*
“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.”