The Nigeria Security and Civili Defense Corps (NSCDC) has arrested six suspects for alleged theft and vandalism in Dutse, Jigawa.
The Spokesman of the Corps, CSC Adamu Shehu, who confirmed the arrest in Dutse, said the suspects were also apprehended over alleged theft of 30 ceiling fans.
He said that personnel of ths Corps arrested the suspects on Monday Nov. 6, following a tip off.
“Personnel of the Corps have arrested six suspects involved in vandalism, theft, criminal conspiracy and receiving stolen property.
“Three suspects aged between 20 and 23, all students of Jigawa State Polytechnic, Dutse, were arrested on Nov. 6, following a report by the Zai-Galadimawa community that a burnt armoured cable suspected to be vandalised and kept in one particular compound was sighted,” he said.
Shehu said that operatives of the Corps nabbed two of the suspects while trying to retrieve the vandalised cable from the site, adding that further investigation led to the arrest of the third suspected vandal.
He said the suspects allegedly vandalised a 2HP 15KW submersible water pump, wiring and water pipes belonging to the Sahad Stores in Dutse.
The spokesman said the suspects allegedly carted away 30 ceiling fans at a newly constructed hostel in the school.
He said the Corps also arrested three other suspects who allegedly bought the vandalised items from the suspects,
“Burnt armoured cable, electric wires, 25 ceiling fans and submersible water pump were recovered from the suspects,” adding that they would soon be charged to court.