FCT NSCDC Arrests 5 Suspected Cable Thieves, Recovers Vandalized Cables
The suspects are Suleiman Abdulamin (30) from Kaduna State; Musa Yakubu (37) from Gwagwalada Area Council of FCT; Celestine Nelson (29) from Adamawa State; Oluwatosin Henry (27) from Ondo West LGA of Ondo State; and Okolawen Femi (25) from Akoko South LGA of Ondo State.
FCT NSCDC officers parading suspected cable thieves
FCT Commandant, Olusola Odumosu who disclosed this while parading the suspects on Thursday, said the Corps also arrested two persons at Pai, in Kwali Area Council of the territory, for being in possession of 16 cans of petroleum products suspected to be stolen crude oil.
He added that investigation is ongoing to ascertain the source of the products and possibly, identify their sponsors.
Command Apprehends 2 Suspects for Vandalizing AEDC Armoured Cables
Two other persons who were suspected to have vandalized the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company AEDC armoured cables at the premises of the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, were also arrested.
FCT NSCDC officers parading suspected vandals of AEDC armoured cables
Another Suspect Arrested for Dismantling Flat Screen TV at Maitama District Hospital
Another suspect who went and dismantled a flat screen television at the Maitama District Hospital was also arrested by officers of the Command.
FCT NSCDC officers parading suspect who dismantled flat screen TV at Maitama District Hospital
Speaking during the parade, Odumosu said;
“In the course of carrying out this noble assignment, the Command arrests suspects on daily basis based on its usual proactive approach to work. Suspected vandals and other criminals are apprehended on daily basis with their exhibits in their hands.
“At the end of the investigations, the suspects will be prosecuted, as the command is not willing to compromise its effort totally and absolutely eliminate all form of vandalism and criminality within the metropolis.”
Also speaking on the 2023 United Nations International Day of Peace with the theme ‘Action for Peace: Our Ambition for the Global Goals’, Odumosu said the day “is a call to action that recognizes our individual and collective responsibility to foster peace”.
“Fostering peace contributes to the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals will create a culture of peace for all.”
The FCT NSCDC is committed to the fight against vandalism and criminality in the territory. The Command has arrested several suspects in recent times and will continue to do so until the FCT is free of these vices.
The FCT NSCDC also calls on all residents to support its efforts by reporting any suspicious activity to the nearest NSCDC office. This can be done in person, by phone, or online. If you see something, say something. It is better to be safe than sorry.
By reporting suspicious activity, you can help the NSCDC to prevent crimes from happening. You can also help to identify and apprehend criminals. The NSCDC is committed to keeping the FCT safe, but it needs the help of the public to do so.
If you see something suspicious, please do not hesitate to report it to the NSCDC. You can do this by calling the NSCDC emergency hotline at 08032300000, or by visiting the nearest NSCDC office. You can also report suspicious activity online at the NSCDC website.