Kogi State Command of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Tuesday paraded a 38-year old man caught by men of of vigilante group vandalising the armoured cable of the transformer supplying electricity to Amuro Community and seven other communities in Mopamuro local government area of the state.
Parading the suspected vandal, Sunday Yomi Komolafe, at the Command’s office in Lokoja, the State Commandant, Ahmad Ghandi, warned youths in the state against engaging in criminal activities.
Commandant Ghandi explained that upon his arrest by vigilantes, the vandal was transferred to the NSCDC where the suspect made confessional statement to committing the crime.
He stated that the suspect would be charged to Court upon completion of investigation.
The Commandant appealed for more collaboration with the public on information that could rid the state of criminal elements as the Command continue to synergize with sister agencies to protect critical national infrastructure as part of its core mandate.
Speaking in an interview, the suspect, Sunday Yomi Komolafe, a motorcycle mechanic who confessed to the crime pleaded for leniency, stressing that he acted alone and intend selling the vandalised materials to scavengers.
He said the 35ltr of petrol in plastic containers found with him were to be used to clean up his hands after cutting the cables and extracting the iron copper within to be sold to produce earrings, bangles and other ornament.