The Police in FCT have arrested a suspect telecommunication mast vandal with 16 batteries stolen from masts along airport road in Abuja.
According to a statement by DSP Anjuguri Manzah, spokesman of the command, the suspect was arrested on Wednesday 4th March, 2020 at 4am.
He said Balleri Gagari aged 38 years was intercepted and arrested in possession of sixteen back up batteries vandalised from a Telecommunication mast located at Gosa, Airport road.
“The suspect was arrested by operatives from the Command Rapid Response Squad (RRS) while responding to a distress call that some robbers invaded a facility housing a Telecommunication mast that belongs to ATC Nigeria, and stole sixteen (16) backup hybrid batteries.
“A golf car with registration number KUJ 610 XU, painted in Abuja Taxi colour was recovered from the scene as exhibit, alongside the sixteen (16) backup hybrid batteries.
“Other members of the gang fled the scene when they sighted the police patrol team. The Command is intensifying effort to arrest other suspects that are now at large. The suspect will be arraign in court upon the conclusion of investigation
“The command to restate its commitment to protect installations and critical infrastructures in the Federal Capital Territory.