How Police arrested woman, four others over cable vandalism in Ebonyi

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How Police arrested woman, four others over cable vandalism in Ebonyi

By Mkpuma Enyinna, Abakaliki

The Police in Ebonyi State have arrested a woman, Ogechi Umoke, who serves as a sales lady at the scrap shop Automobile Site, and four others for allegedly vandalising EEDC cable in the state.

Ebonyi State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Chris Anyanwu, said that Ogechi, who hails from Ukwuakparata, Izzi LGA, was arrested with four other boys while vandalising and stealing EEDC armoured cables and installations at Amalekwuna Ameka in Ezza South council.

He said that the crime suspects conspired and went to Ameka where they vandalized EEDC transformer and other electric cables, but luck ran out of them as the crack squad of the police command arrested them.

Others arrested include, Nwonu Ugochukwu, Nwegu Ikechukwu, Okemiri Michael and Onyekachi Igwe.

“The Crack Squad of Ebonyi State Police Command has arrested part of a syndicate of criminals who specialize in vandalizing and stealing EEDC armoured cables and assorted other electrical installations.

“On 9/07/2022, the criminals conspired and went to Amalekwuna Ameka in Ezza South LGA and vandalized EEDC transformer and other electrical installations thereto, carting away armored cables yet to be estimated in monetary terms.

“On 11/07/2022, led by intelligence, the Crack Squad of the Command arrested the following persons in connection to the crime: Onyekachi Igwe ‘m’ 35yrs – the owner of a white bus with Reg. No. AWK 173 XC with which the exhibits were collected. He hails from Inyimagu Amuzu in Ezza South LGA.

“ Okemiri Michael ‘m’ 33yrs of Ndiegbe Village in Igbeagu Izzi LGA; Ogechi Umoke ‘f’ 21yrs – a sales girl at the scrap shop Automobile Site Abakaliki. She is a native of Ukwuakparata Izzi LGA.

“Nwonu Ugochukwu ‘m’ 18yrs – Sales person and an indigene of Inyimagu Onuebonyi, Izzi LGA; Nwegu Ikechukwu ‘m’ 21yrs from Agbaja Unuphu,” he stated.

Besides, he reminded residents and travelers that the commissioner of police has warned all those who still flout the order on Prohibition on use of Siren, non-factory fitted tinted to desist from it.

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