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Electricity Distribution Company Staff, Others Steal Transformer In Abuja | Citizen NewsNG

ByCitizen NewsNG

Apr 14, 2024

 

 

By Emmanuel Egobiambu

Police authorities in the Federal Capital Territory have arrested six suspects including a staff of the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) for vandalising and stealing a transformer in the Mbappe area of the FCT.

The FCT Police Command spokesperson Josephine Adeh said the arrest was made late Thursday.

“The operatives of the FCT police command, on April 11, 2024, at about 10:45 PM, acting on credible intelligence, trailed and arrested six suspects, namely Kabiru Muhammed, Aliyu Usman, Abdulmalik Alhasassan, Shafi’u Suleiman, Suleiman Ibrahim, and Raymond Mailabari, who is an AEDC staff, all males of Tipper Garage, Mpape, Abuja, for vandalising and stealing a transformer,” she said in a Friday statement.

The suspects were trying to escape with the vandalised transformer and had already loaded it on a truck in the Maitama area of the FCT. But they ran out of luck when police operatives swooped in and arrested them.

“The vandalised transformer, a crane truck, a blue-colored Mercedes Benz with Reg No. PKN 497 XA, a white-colored J5 bus with Reg No. RBC 228 XC, and an ash-colored Peugeot 406 car with Reg No. GSN 13 AA belonging to the AEDC staff were all recovered,” the police said.

Investigations have been launched into the matter, Anene added.

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