Police operatives attached to Kwale Divisional Police Station have nabbed five cable vandals in Kwale, Ndokwa East Local Government Area of Delta State.
The suspects, Michael Thankgod, 25 years, Peter Onyoba, 31 years from Anambra State, Prince Johnson, 46 years, Ogochukwu Nwabochali, 36 years and Chinedu Ossai, 38 years, were apprehended by the divisional crime officer, DCO and his team alongside vigilante group.
The Police public relations officer (PPRO), DSP Edafe Bright on Tuesday August 9th 2023, in a press statement disclosed that three sacks containing electric conductor cable wires, two iron steel cutters and one measuring scale were recovered from the suspects.
The image maker said their arrest followed information received by the divisional police officer, DPO, Kwale Division, CSP Edwin Igoche, about a syndicate that vandalizes electricity poles and steals electric cables.
He said the DPO detailed the DCO Kwale Division, to embark on a discreet but intelligence-driven investigation.
According to the PPRO, the divisional crime officer, DCO, led a combined team of police and vigilante and arrested the suspects.
He disclosed that the suspects and exhibits are in custody while investigation is ongoing.
In a related recent development, the DPO, Agbor Division acting, on credible information, detailed police operatives to investigate and arrest a syndicate that reportedly specializes in stealing motorcycles in Agbor and its environs.
“The team swung into action, and gathered intelligence that led to the eventual arrest of Efosa Osemere ‘m’ A.K.A Kpako age 23yrs, Nwabuzor Joseph ‘m’ age 30yrs, and Otasowie Osaso ‘m’ age 33yrs.
“The suspects upon interrogation confessed to being part of the syndicate robbing people of their motorcycles and other belongings in Ewuru Community, Agbor.
“When a search warrant was executed in their houses, one locally made cut-to-size pistol and a live cartridge were recovered”, a police release stated. It added that the suspects are in custody and investigation is ongoing.
Also, acting on nformation, the Anti-robbery patrol team of Orerokpe division while on routine stop and search along Oha/Orerokpe Community road in Okpe Local Government Area, intercepted a commercial tricycle with five male passengers.
“The policemen subjected them to a search during which one locally made double barrel cut-to-size short gun with two live cartridges, the sum of N148, 000 were found in the possession of one Oghenetoja Douglas of Agboro Community in Okpara Island Isokolo, Ethiope East Local Government Area. The suspect aged 27 years, was swiftly arrested and taken into custody while investigation is ongoing”, the PPRO said.