…recover Truck, 7 welding machines and other sophisticated equipment used in vandalizing the power line
Nine persons including a 39-year old woman have been arrested for allegedly vandalizing electricity power line mast in Oba, Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State.
Police spokesperson, Tochukwu Ikenga who disclosed this in a statement on Monday, said the suspects were arrested by Police Operatives in conjunction with Vigilante group following a tip off.
He gave their names as Amara Nneji (39), Kinsley Iwuozo (50), Romanus Dim (40) Abuchi Onuoha (29), Chukwudi Eke (39), Ikechukwu Eze (44), Ukpe Monday (40), Bartholomew Anugwueje (45) and Ikenna Christopher (28).
He added that a truck containing, seven welding machines, some irons and other sophisticated equipment were recovered after the vandalism at New Site, Ikpo Urueze land of the area.
He said, “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 the suspects.
“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 and 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.”