Three suspected electric cable vandals have been apprehended by personnel of the Jigawa State Police Command in Ringim Local Government Area of the state.
The suspects that were arrested immediately were identified as 29-year-old Haruna Haruna, and Amadu Nasiru, 33.
Confirming this in a statement, the command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Lawan Shiisu Adam, said a technical officer of the Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO), Ringim Branch Office, complained at the Ringim Police Station on September 3 at about 1 pm that unknown persons had vandalised KEDCO service cables along the Ringim-Gidan Garke axis.
The suspects, who were arrested and caught with the aluminium wire revealed that they stole the cables from the shop of one Dahiru Isah of Tofa village, Gezawa LGA, Kano State.
Men of the command, according to the police spokesperson, swung into action immediately and arrested Isah.
Upon interrogation, Isah reportedly disclosed that he bought the cables from one Kulu Danjummai of Gujaba village, now at large, and kept them in his shop until he discovered them missing.
The police spokesman said the investigation is ongoing and efforts are in top gear to arrest the prime suspect, after which they would be arraigned in court.
Meanwhile, a 31-year-old man, Abdulbashibi Jibril, on Wednesday appeared before an Upper Area Court in Kubwa, Abuja, for allegedly defrauding a cow skin (Ponmo) buyer.
The prosecutor, SP Babajide Olanipekun, told the court that one Mrs Hasira Hamisu reported the alleged fraud at the Kubwa Police Station on August 30.
Olanipekun alleged that the defendant deceived the complainant into paying N150,000 to him sometime in June.
“The complainant paid the said sum to the defendant to supply her ‘ponmo’ but the defendant fraudulently converted the money to his personal use,” the prosecutor said.
According to him, the offence contravened the provisions of Sections 312, 309 and 322 of the Penal Code.
The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty.
The judge, Mr Muhammad Wakili, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N300,000 with one surety who must reside within the court’s jurisdiction.
Wakili added that the surety must produce a means of identification and his Bank Verification Number (BVN).