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Published On: Thu, Feb 21st, 2019

Police arrest 3 vandals in Delta, recover N600,000 BEDC equipment

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From Nosa Akenzua, Asaba.

Anti -Crime Patrol Team at the Agbor Police Division in Delta State on Tuesday arrested two suspected vandals identified as Joseph Augustine, and Emeka Chukwudi after they had allegedly vandalized BEDC equipment in the area, among other things.
CPS Fasugba Temitope Olajire, the Divisional Police Officer ( DPO) who confirmed the arrest of the suspects to newsmen in the area, disclosed that the Police team who acted on Intelligence gathering, recovered the sum of N600,000, vandalized BEDC equipment worth millions of naira, and parts of long vehicles, saying that the suspects will be charged to court on completion of investigation.
CPS Olajire further disclosed that the suspects upon interrogation, confessed to the crime, adding they were currently being detained for further investigation as the Police will intensify search for other members of their gang the suspects mentioned during interrogation .
It was gathered that the suspects were arrested around Ime Obi quarters where they were brainstorming and discussing on how their N600,000 loot will be shared among themselves.
But some members of Ime Obi quarters who spoke to newsmen on condition of anonymity said:”We are very happy that the kingpin among the suspects was arrested, Joseph Augustine is the kingpin who with his gang members have vandalising heavy duty trucks in Agbor community, their end has come, and they cannot go scot-free again, God has exposed them, the Police should ensure they are jailed, they will never get mercy for all they have stolen in this community.”
Only last weekend, the Police detectives attached to Agbor Police division arrested six suspected armed robbers who had in the last two months been robbing motorists, especially motorcycle riders in the Agbor, and its environs.
CPS Olajire, Divisional Police Officer,( DPO) Agbor Police Division who confirmed the arrest of the suspects, gave their names as, Chiedu Ishima,33, Kingsley Lucky,31, Azuka Eze,30, Dominic Joseph,41, Gabriel Williams,27, and Callistus Nnamdi, 34, adding they have been arraigned in various courts in Agbor.

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