Mob action: Suspected vandal escapes death in Jigawa


A 21-year-old suspected vandal of transformer armoured cable, Timothy Marcus has escaped death in Jigawa State.

The incident happened on Tuesday at Shagari quarters in Dutse, the state capital, after the residents saw the suspect trying to move the armoured cable out of the transformer.

Spokesman of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, in Jigawa State, CSC. Adamu Shehu confirmed the incident to newsmen.

He said at about 1330hrs, the NSCDC received a report that a suspected electricity transformer armoured cable thief was caught by residents of Shagari quarters and seriously beaten.

Adamu said as a result, the NSCDC response squad was mobilised to the scene where the suspect was rescued, arrested, and then taken to the hospital for medical treatment.

He said after the treatment, the suspect confessed that he was invited by his friends Jamilu, aka Samari, and one other who is now at large, to partake in the stripping and packaging of the transformer armoured cable.

The NSCDC spokesman noted that it was a case of vandalization, theft, and criminal conspiracy contrary to section 1(9) of the miscellaneous offenses act, sections 286 and 96 of the State Penal Code Law, respectively.

He said the suspect would be charged to court after investigations.

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