Nigerian Police Arrest AEDC Staff, Five Others For Vandalising, Stealing Transformer In Abuja


The Nigeria Police Force, Federal Capital Territory command said its operatives arrested an Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) staff and five others for vandalising and stealing a transformer in the Maitama area. 

SP Josephine Adeh, the FCT Police Public Relations Officer made this known in a statement signed on Friday, identifying the suspects as Kabiru Muhammed, Aliyu Usman, Abdulmalik Alhasassan, Shafi’u Suleiman, Suleiman Ibrahim, and Raymond Mailabari. 

The police noted that the suspects were trying to escape with an already vandalised transformer they had loaded on a crane truck in Maitama, when police operatives swooped on and apprehended them.

The statement reads in part; “The operatives of the FCT police command, on April 11, 2024, at about 10:45 PM, acting on credible intelligence, trailed and arrested six suspects, namely Kabiru Muhammed, Aliyu Usman, Abdulmalik Alhasassan, Shafi’u Suleiman, Suleiman Ibrahim, and Raymond Mailabari, who is an AEDC staff, all males of Tipper Garage, Mpape, Abuja, for vandalizing and stealing a transformer.

“The suspects were trying to escape with an already vandalised transformer they had loaded on a crane truck in Maitama, when police operatives swooped in and apprehended them.

“The vandalised transformer, a crane truck, a blue-colored Mercedes Benz with Reg No. PKN 497 XA, a white-colored J5 bus with Reg No. RBC 228 XC, and an ash-colored Peugeot 406 car with Reg No. GSN 13 AA belonging to the AEDC staff were all recovered.

“While the investigation is still ongoing, the Commissioner of Police FCT, Benneth C. Igweh, wishes to reiterate his commitment to ensuring the safety of live and property in the Territory. He also urges residents to be vigilant and take advantage of the police emergency lines to report suspicious activities.”