Anambra Police Arrest 9 over Electricity Mast Vandalization

…Recover 2 Stolen/Abanoned Vehicles

By Jude Aupulazi

The Anambra State Police Command has announced the arrest of nine suspect electricity mast vandals and the recovery of two vehicles suspected to have been stolen or abandoned.

The state police image maker, DSP, Tochukwu Ikenga, who disclosed this in a press statement made available to Fides which he signed, said the suspects were arrested around 3am last Sunday, following a tip off.

According to the statement, on the 15th of January, by 3am, police operatives in conjunction with a vigilante group, and acting on credible information, at New Site, Ikpo Urueze Land, Oba, Idemili South LGA of Anambra State, arrested nine persons, namely, Amara Nneji, female, 39 years; Kingsley Iwuozo, 50 years; Romanus Dim, 40 years; Abuchi Onuoha, 29 years; Chukwudi Eke, 39 years; Ikechukwu Eze, 44 years; Ukpe Monday, 40 years; Bartholomew Anugwueje, 45 years; and Ikenna Christopher, 28 years and recovered a truck containing seven welding machines, some irons, and other sophisticated equipment, after the suspects vandalized the electricity power line mast at the above mentioned location.

The suspects were said to have confessed the level of their involvement in the act, while the police said they would be charged to court at the conclusion of investigations.

In a similar development, police operatives, while on patrol, recovered two suspected stolen or abandoned vehicles which included 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, please,’ the statement read.