Police officer arrested in Nasarawa for stealing transformer equipments

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One ASP Garba Audu and five others have been arrested by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad in Nasarawa State for allegedly vandalising a transformer and stealing its coils in Obi, the headquarters of the Obi Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.

It was learnt that Audu, who is attached to the state police command, used a police vehicle with tinted glasses to carry out the operation alongside his accomplices.

A police source told Northern City News that Audu had been arrested for the same offence in the past and was sanctioned by police authorities.

Our correspondent gathered that the cop was intercepted and arrested by SARS while trying to escape with his accomplices at the Obi Junction last Friday.

Northern City News learnt that the police officer was dismissed from service sometime last year while serving in Jos, Plateau State.

He was said to have been reinstated after lobbying some influential persons.

Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Idirisu Kennedy, stated that investigation had since commenced into the incident, adding that disciplinary procedure against the police officer was ongoing.

The Head, Public Relations and Media, Abuja Electricity Distribution Company, Mr. Ahmed Shekaru, expressed concern over the incident, adding that the company had lodged a complaint with the state police command.

He noted that the vandalism of the transformer would affect power supply in the state.

Source: ( Punch Newspaper )

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