By Andah John
Police in the Federal Capital Territory have apprehended seven suspected vandals of armoured cables.
Spokesman for the force in the FCT, ASP Usen Omorodion, said the suspects were nabbed by anti-theft team of the command.
Omorodion in a statement said the anti-theft team, on Thursday, was on patrol around Maitama, where the suspects were attempting to cart away the items.
Those nabbed are: Ali Sani ‘M’ 25years, Abubakar Musa ‘M’ 29years, Iliyasu Abubakar ‘M’ 20years, Umar Ibrahim ‘M’ 25years, Umar Abubakar M 28years, Kabiru Abdullahi ‘M’ 31years, Mustapha Iliyasu ‘M’ 19years.
According to him, the suspects were arrested at about 1.00am with no fixed address. He added that the vandals had cut and loaded the cables into 2 Volkswagen wagon with registration number GWA 180 AP and Volkswagen Golf with registration number BMJ 51 XA.
The police spokesperson explained that on sighting the operatives of the force, the suspects immediately took to their heels but with the swift response of the team who gave them a hot chase thwarted their effort from escaping and were all arrested.
They are being interrogated and would be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded.