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  • Updated: April 19, 2024

Police arrest suspected transformer vandal in Enugu

Police arrest suspected transformer vandal in Enugu

Enugu State Police Command's Trans-Ekulu Division apprehended Obieze Chigozie, 23, for allegedly vandalizing an electric power transformer in a Damijah Flyover estate.

Daniel Ndukwe, the state police public relations officer, confirmed the arrest in a statement issued on Thursday, revealing that the suspect was apprehended around 5:30 a.m. on April 12.

He said, “Enugu State Police Command’s operatives serving in Trans-Ekulu Division, on April 12, 2024, around 5:30 a.m., swiftly responded to credible information and arrested Obieze Chigozie “m,” aged 23, at Damijah Flyover while his cohorts escaped.

“The suspect and his accomplices were alleged to have vandalised an electric power transformer in an estate at Damijah Flyover, Trans-Ekulu, Enugu.

“Yet-to-be ascertained lengths and sizes of armoured cables and a big cutting tool the suspect and others at large used in vandalising the transformer were recovered.”

According to the police spokesperson, the suspect confessed “to having been previously involved in the act of vandalism with others at large.”

He stated that the suspect will be arraigned and prosecuted after the investigation has been concluded.

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