One Sama’ila Abubakar (18) and his accomplice, Mubarak Salisu, 21, have been arrested for electricity transformer theft and for vandalising armoured cable in Katsina State.
Naija News understands that the suspects were nabbed by a team of Police in Katsina State while attempting to transport the stolen items to Abuja for sale.
The accused individuals who both hail from Higi, a village in Bindawa Local Government Area of the state, confessed to having stolen the transformer and the armoured cable from Karkawu village, another village under Bindawa LGA of the State.
They met their waterloo following a tip-off to the police by suspected members of the public.
The Superintendent of Police, Isah Gambo, while parading the suspects at the state police headquarters on Monday, said that in the course of the preliminary investigations, the suspects revealed that the cable was being sold at the rate of N3, 000 per kilo in Abuja.
The police spokesman said this would mark the fourth time in one month that suspects would be paraded at the police command for vandalising electricity transformer.
Gambo admonished parents to look after their wards and ensure that they are engaged in meaningful ventures in order not to jeopardise their future.
He said: “On the 19/9/202, the command succeeded in arresting the duo of one Sama’ila Abubakar, male, 18 years and Mubarak Salisu, male, 21 years, all of Higi village, Bindawa LGA.
“Nemesis caught up with the duo when they vandalized and stole away the armoured cable from a transformer valued at about Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira (250,000.00).
“In the course of the investigation, suspects confessed to have committed the offence. Investigation ongoing,” SP. Gambo said.
“The suspects are being detained at the police command, awaiting the conclusion of the investigation to be arraigned in court,” SP Gambo said.