In Adamawa, a man has been arrested for reportedly vandalizing and stealing cables.
Haruna Muhammed was arrested by the Adamawa State Police Command for allegedly vandalizing and stealing armoured electricity lines.
DSP Suleiman Nguroje, the command’s spokesperson, said Muhammed is one of the notorious suspects who had been vandalizing and stealing electricity, according to a statement released on Saturday.
“On the 30th of July 2021, following credible and timely information received from emergency Responders, the Command’s operatives attached to Mubi South Division arrest one of the three notorious suspects for vandalizing and stealing high tension electrical armoured cables that connect Maiha, Mubi, and neighboring villages,” he stated.
“The suspect, Haruna Muhammed, 29, of Angwan Kara, Mubi South LGA, was arrested while waiting for his accomplices in his hideout along Mugulvu behind the cemetery,” he added.
Commissioner of Police, CP Aliyu Adamu Alhaji, who commended Divisional Police Officer Mubi South and his men for making it difficult for such criminals to elude arrest, also urged members of the public to continue providing credible, actionable, and timely information about any person or group of persons with suspicious character in their neighborhood to the police.
The police chief also ordered a private investigation into the case and promised that the suspect will be prosecuted.