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NSCDC arrests MTN Mast vandals in Enugu



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Operatives of the Nigeria Security Civil Defense Corp,NSCDC, Enugu State Command has apprehended two vandals that were bent on carting away a 236,000KVA Generator powering an MTN Mast in Neke, Isi-Uzo, Local Government Area of Enugu state.

Their arrest was effected on 13th March by eagle-eyed operatives at about 8.30pm who noticed unusual movement around the Mast site.

Commandant of NSCDC, Enugu, Mr. Nathaniel Ubong, while parading the suspects explained that one Afam Mbah and Ikechukwu Nnamani both from Nkanu-East Local Government Area of Enugu state where nabbed at Mast No: EN 152 while waiting in a Folk-Lift to convey the Generator to an unknown destination.

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His narration reads thus: “Our Operatives accousted three men that were found lurking around the MTN Mast in Neke community at about8.30pm. Upon interrogation, the suspects claimed that they where MTN Engineers on routine maintenance.

“Suspects claimed they came at night when traffick on communication lines will be minimal. Our operatives requested for their identity card. The suspects went into their. White Toyota Hilux, without registration number carrying an inscription’Police Project Vehicle’ with the pretense of providing their Identity card and zoomed off.

“When our operatives pursed them, they realized that another long Folk-Lift was parked about 400 meters away from the Mast. NSCDC operatives apprehended two young men inside the Crane.

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“On interrogation, they revealed that they(Afam Mbah and Ikechukwu Nnamani) were contracted by the three fleeing vandals(Franklin Otogbolo of No. 29 Ogui Road and Isah Aminu and Odukwe John Oranwu of No 22 Ugwuaji road, Maryland, Enugu) to convey the Generator to unknown destination for the sum of fourty-five thousand naira.

“We have notified MTN of the incident. MTN came here(command headquarters) and confirmed in writing that they do not have any staff bearing such name and never sent any engineer for routine maintenance at Mast, EN 152”.

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