32-year-old arrested Christmas day for stealing EEDC cables

By Editor on 28/12/2018

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Osita Anazodo
Osita Anazodo

Thirty-two-year-old Osita Anazodo, also known as Ezebinagbo, an electrician who hails from Akuiro, Okpuno, Anambra State, has been arrested for stealing armoured cables from a sub-station of Enugu Electricity Distribution Company, EEDC.

He was arrested in the early hours of Tuesday, 25th December, 2018 at Ugwuagulu Obiofia, Ozubulu, Anambra State.

The suspect reportedly attacked a 300KVA distribution substation belonging to the EEDC at about 5:30am removing the cables in the process.

Luck however ran out on him as an eye witness who saw him leaving the scene on a motorcycle with the vandalized armoured cables placed on the fuel tank reported the incident to the leadership of the local vigilante, who immediately reinforced with youths of the community and went in search of the suspect.

He was eventually apprehended and he led the team to the very spot where he had buried the vandalized cables in wait for market to reopen so that he can hand the items over to his buyer.

The local vigilante group subsequently took him to the palace of the traditional ruler of the community from where he was handed over to men of the Special Investigation and Prosecution Task force on Electricity Offenses (SIPTEO) for further investigation and possible prosecution.

It was gathered from members of the community that this attack by Osita was the very fourth on the transformer.

They equally pointed accusing finger at Osita, claiming he was the one masterminding most of the vandalism of power installations experienced in the community.

In a related development, Solomon Nwafor, a native of Ikwo in Ebonyi State was recently arrested for vandalizing Water Board distribution substation, located at Victory Estate, Emene, Enugu State.

In the course of interrogation, the suspect named the buyer of the vandalised items as one Kenneth Agusi who operates at the Tinker Market, Coal Camp, Enugu. Kenneth was immediately arrested by the Police.

Posted 28/12/2018 07:57:06 AM

 

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