The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Anambra have arrested a seven-man syndicate in Obeledu town in Anaocha Local Government Area.
The suspects, reportedly terrorising the community, were said to be specialised in act of vandalism of electrical installations, stealing and dispossessing residents of their belongings.
Parading the suspects in Awka on Friday, the newly deployed State Commandant, Mr. Isidore Chikere said they were rounded up following information received and activated by combined team of Intelligence and Investigation operatives.
Chikere ordered for discreet investigation after which the suspects would be charged.
The suspects include Onyimonyi Chinedu (34) from Onueke Izza South L.G.A Ebonyi State, Elesi Promise Chikamso (32) from Oji River L.G.A , Enugu State, Nwube Sunday (32) from Onueke Izza South L.G.A Ebonyi State and Nwankwo Solomon (22) from Okofia Izza South L.G. A Ebonyi State.He said others were Ejike Stephen Ogonna (20) from Onueke Izza South L.G. A Ebonyi State, Johnson Chigozie (23) from Ndiukwu Amaika Izza South L.G.A Ebonyi State and Nwafor Solomon (28) from Onueke Izza South L.G.A Ebonyi State.
He said: “On interrogation, the suspects admitted to committing the crime and pleaded for mercy promising not to engage in such again. Exhibits recovered from them are: Bundles of wire, 300sq UPV casing pipe, Shifting spanners, and Mud pump.”
Chikere also commended the his men for their quick response.
He also appealed to members of the public to assist the Corps and other security agencies in the State by giving them useful information that would assist in tracking down criminals within their areas.