Operatives of the Zamfara State Police Command have arrested three suspects over alleged transformer vandalism and theft of PHCN electrical copper wire valued at N700,000 in Tsafe Native Authorities Space of the state.
The suspects, Zainab Aliyu, Usama Usman and Saifullahi Aminu, confessed to the crime and additional talked about their receivers who purchased the stolen properties on the price of N97,000.
Parading the suspects at a press convention in Gusau on Thursday, the State Police Commissioner, Ayuba Elkanah, stated investigation is on with a view to arrest the receivers.
“On twenty eighth December, 2021 the facet supervisor connected to PHCN workplace Tsafe, reported at Tsafe Divisional Police Station that, on the identical date at about 0200hrs, some individuals went to a transformer situated at Emir’s Palace space of Tsafe LGA, the place they vandalized and eliminated away electrical copper wire valued at seven hundred thousand naira (N700,000)” the CP acknowledged.
“On receiving the report, police swung into motion and commenced a discreet investigation that led to the arrest of the above talked about suspects on 1st January, 2022,”
“On interrogation, the suspects confessed to the crime and additional talked about their receivers who purchased the stolen properties on the price of ninety seven thousand naira (N97,000) solely.
“Investigation is in progress with a view to apprehending the receivers of the stolen properties, earlier than being charged to courtroom for prosecution.” the commissioner added.