BY USMAN MOHAMMED, NOVEMBER 17, 2023 | 12:53 PM
Men of the Borno State Police Command have arrested suspects allegedly vandalising the Custom Flyover in the state.
ASP Nahum Daso Kenneth, the command’s spokesman disclosed this today in a press briefing at the police headquarters.
According to Daso, the suspects were arrested in the course of vandalising the bridge, stocking out the pillars and removing parts of the iron rod.
He said four prime suspects were arrested and two accomplices who also participated in committing the crime are in the net.
He added that they usually sell the stolen items also known as ‘Ajakouta’, an exercise the government of the state has placed a total ban on.
Governor Babagana Zulum, using his executive powers placed the ban after his visit to Bulumkutu where government properties were moved to after theft and sold to metal scavengers.
Daso said in respect to the ban by the Governor, the police has intercepted four trailers and one pickup van loaded with vandalised metals.
He said the intercepted vehicles were loaded with items including unbundled cars, tricyicles, iron and other stolen items.
He said the suspects were charged to court for onward prosecution.
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