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Police authorities in the Federal Capital Territory have arrested six suspects including a staff of the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) for vandalising and stealing a transformer in the Mbappe area of the FCT.

The suspects, according to a statement by the Command’s Spokesperson, SP Josephine Adeh were arrested on April 11, 2024, at about 10:45 PM while acting on credible intelligence.

The statement indicated that, they were “trailed and arrested by the operatives.

The six suspects, namely Kabiru Muhammed, Aliyu Usman, Abdulmalik Alhasassan, Shafi’u Suleiman, Suleiman Ibrahim, and Raymond Mailabari, who is an AEDC staff, are all males of Tipper Garage, Mpape, Abuja.

“The suspects were trying to escape with an already vandalized transformer they had loaded on a crane truck in Maitama, when police operatives swooped in and apprehended them.

“The vandalized transformer, a crane truck, a blue-colored Mercedes Benz with Reg No. PKN 497 XA, a white-colored J5 bus with Reg No. RBC 228 XC, and an ash-colored Peugeot 406 car with Reg No. GSN 13 AA belonging to the AEDC staff were all recovered.

“While the investigation is still ongoing, the Commissioner of Police FCT, CP Benneth C. Igweh, psc, mni, wishes to reiterate his commitment to ensuring the safety of live and property in the Territory. He also urges residents to be vigilant and take advantage of the police emergency lines to report suspicious activities through:

08032003913, 08028940883.



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