Police Apprehends Electric Transformer Vandal In Enugu


The Enugu State Police Command have arrested one Chibuike Nwosu, who specializes in vandalizing and stealing of electric transformers and cables.

The suspect is also said to be a dealer in vandalized electric transformer armoured cables in the popularly known Kenyatta Electrical Market, Enugu.

Confirming the arrest, the State Police Public Relations Officer, Ebere Amaraizu, in an interview with newsmen in Enugu on Wednesday that they caught the suspect at about 4 a.m. in Emene community, with the help of residents in the community.

He said the “Suspect admitted to the act and pointed out that he was not alone in the business as he revealed the names and addresses of his cohorts who specialized in vandalizing electric transformer armoured cables within Emene, Enugu, and its environs.

“The suspect further stated that he deals on electric materials and through which he knew the co-suspect identified as one Paul Ike who is at large now.

“He also maintained that he buys and places the materials for sale in his shop located at Kenyata Electrical Market, Enugu, for purchase by electrical company engineers.

“He is now regretting the act just as he blamed it on Satan,’’ Amaraizu added.

The spokesman said the suspect, a father of five is cooperating and aiding the police in its investigation.


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