Police arrest 11 suspects for vandalising security communication system

Police arrest 11 suspects for vandalising security communication system
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The police command in Bauchi State has arrested 11 suspects for vandalising power generators at two sites of national public security communication system (NPSCS) in Alkaleri Local Government Area of the state.

The police public relations officer, DSP Kamal Datti, while parading the suspects, yesterday, at the police headquarters explained that, the suspects were on the wanted list of the command in connection with vandalisation.

He said the suspects were also wanted for alleged theft in some telecommunication sites belonging to government and private companies in Bauchi and neighbouring states of Gombe and Adamawa.

Datti added that the suspects have been sabotaging federal government’s efforts in equipping the police and other security agencies with modern security gadgets to perform their duties of protection of lives and property of its citizens efficiently.

According to him, exhibits recovered from the suspects include crane loaded with exhibits with registration number XM-202-LSR and J5 Truck with registration number BAU-548-XA.

He added that the suspects have been cooperating and have confessed voluntarily to the crime.

The suspects are, Fidelis Epona, gang leader; Mohammed Malam Yusuf, Alhaji Dan Gombe, Yusuf Ahmed, Lawal Ahmed, Mohammed Yusuf, Okasha Umar, Mussaddan Sabo, Ibrahim Garba, Mohammed Zakaria and Abdullahi Adamu, driver.

Datti said the case is still under investigation after which the suspects will be charged to court.

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