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Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Five policemen including superintendent apprehended for vandalising electric installation


Speaking through its public relations officer, Kennedy Idirisu, the Nassarawa state police command disclosed that it has arrested a superintendent and four other officers of the force for vandalising a power installation.

Mr. Idirisu said that the suspects allegedly vandalised a transformer at Obi junction in Obi Local Government Area of the state. He said that operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad acting on special information swung into action and arrested the suspects on November 17 and recovered four rolls of cable and tools used in vandalising the transformer. The spokesperson said that the state Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department had begun investigation into the matter, while disciplinary procedures against the officers are underway.
According to him, the command was determined to purge the force of ‘bad eggs’ in line with the Inspector-General’s Policy of zero tolerance for corruption and unprofessional conduct.
“In view of this, the case will be diligently investigated and all persons found culpable will be prosecuted,” Mr. Idirisu said.
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