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NSCDC arrests three suspected vandals in FCT



The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, FCT Command, has arrested three suspected vandals and cable thieves for unlawful possession of communication cables.

It would be recalled that on August 28, 2023, the NSCDC nabbed and paraded 20 suspects for allegedly stealing manholes and vandalising government property in various areas in the FCT.

The FCT Commandant, NSCDC, Olusola Odumosu had warned that criminal behaviours would no longer be tolerated within FCT.

In a statement signed by the Command Spokesperson, Comfort Okomanyi, on Sunday, the suspects were caught around House on the Rock Church Junction, Airport road in FCT, with fibre cables which were identified to be government property.

The suspects were arrested by the NSCDC FCT Command Patrol team following intelligence reports that some criminals disguised as engineers pretending to be involved in cable works with the aim of vandalising and carting cables away.

While parading the suspects, Commandant Odumosu vowed to intensify the onslaught against criminals and vandals defacing the capital territory.

He said “We are going to flush vandals out of FCT. Thank God you are beginning to see the results of our reactivated patrol teams.

“These three suspects vandalised and carted away fibre cables but unfortunately for them, the eagle-eyed men of my patrol teams averted their plans.”

Odumosu assured that “We shall deal decisively with them according to the extant laws to serve as a deterrent to others.”

The arrested suspects are Peter Kile, “M”, 27 years old from Vandeikya LGA Benue State; Akanuge Sammel, “M”, 27 years old from Konshisha LGA Benue State; and Justin Tundu, “M”, 31 years old from Konshisha LGA, Benue State.