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AEDC staff, 5 others arrested for stealing transformer

One Raymond Mailabari said to be a staff of Abuja Electricity Distribution Company, AEDC, and five others have been arrested for allegedly vandalising and stealing a transformer in Abuja.

SP Josephine Adeh, the spokesperson for the FCT Police Command in a statement

identified the other suspects as Kabiru Muhammed, Aliyu Usman, Abdulmalik Alhasassan, Shafi’u Suleiman, and Suleiman Ibrahim.

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According to her, the suspects who were all residents at Tipper Garage, Mpape, Abuja were arrested on April 11, 2024, at about 10:45 PM by police operatives acting on credible intelligence.

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

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“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, 08061581938, and 07057337653 PCB: 09022222352, CRU: 08107314192,” the FCT Police spokesperson said.


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